21 November, 2021

100 Years of Walking the Walk

10 days ago was Veteran’s Day, formerly called Armistice Day, in honor of the WWI Armistice, which occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918.

Three years after that, to the day, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery was presented to the American public for the first time.

For the last 100 years, it has been ceaselessly guarded by American Soldiers.  11 November, 2021 was the 100th anniversary.

Honoring 100 years of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier | One America News Network (oann.com)

I’ve been to Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas many times. The Tomb of the Unknowns is my favorite place to visit there.

Thank you, President Joe Biden (D-USA) for participating in this day with dignity and honor.

Joe Biden marked Veterans Day at the Arlington National Cemetery with a unique ceremony. Biden laid a wreath at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” on Thursday, commemorating 100 years of the memorial.

“Our veterans represent the best of America,” Biden told the crowd in attendance. “You are the very spine of America. On Veterans Day and every day we honor that great debt, recommit ourselves to keeping our sacred obligation as a nation.”

Civilians were allowed to visit the back part of the tomb and place flowers there. This is the first time this has been allowed in 100 years. It may be another 100 years before it’s allowed again.

What a wonderful moment for these fortunate people. I would not have been able to do it without breaking down in tears.

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