Monday, May 28, 2012

Tomb of the unknown soldier

  • BROKEN ARROW -- Seventeen-year-old Charles Layland has been asked many times what it's like re-enacting the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but it's hard to find words to describe the job.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • The President honors veterans by laying a wreath and making remarks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery this morning. Early in the afternoon, he will be joined by the First Lady, Vice-President Biden and Dr.
  • (CNN)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4012 reports that the Memorial Day parade route will be the same as last year. Assembly will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, on Griswold near Northville Downs, with step-off at 10 a.m. sharp.
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  • The Tomb of the Unknowns -- a gleaming marble monument of stone quarried in Colorado, made in Vermont and carved in Virginia -- honors an unknown American solder Here Rests in Honored Glory an American Soldier Known But to God.
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  • 18-year-old Cadet Benjamin Leskowat has been guarding the reenactment Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers for five years at Floral Haven, rain or shine.
  • (KOKI FOX 23)
  • President Barack Obama honored fallen troops on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you very much. Please be seated.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Obama made his remarks after laying a wreath laden with red and white roses at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a presidential tradition each Memorial Day.
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  • (CBS News) President Obama on Monday paid tribute to missing and fallen U.S. forces, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before planned remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • (CBS News)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery: Twenty-one steps.
  • (News-Gazette)

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