From the NFRW Americanism Committee
The 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be observed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021.
The NFRW Americanism Committee is planning several events to commemorate this event.
What can you look forward to between now and November 11th?
- An essay contest about the Tomb (around September when school starts)
- Many facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Americanism Committee interview with Senator Tom Cotton on his experience serving in the Old Guard (sneak preview for Fourth of July)
- Signed copies of Senator Cotton's book, "Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery," which the NFRW Americanism Committee highly recommends
The Tomb Guard marches exactly 21 steps down the black mat behind the Tomb, turns, faces east for 21 seconds, turns and faces north for 21 seconds, then takes 21 steps down the mat and repeats the process. (The number 21 symbolizes the highest military honor that can be bestowed, the 21-gun salute.)
For more information: tombguard.org/centennial