The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

By: Hope Green, Aubrey Ellis, and Vanessa Bates

When the Tomb was built

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

Why you should go there!

You should to this memorial because it's showing your honor to the men and the died in all the wars the U.S. was in.

Here are three pictures that show guards are never of watch!!!!

The changing of the Guard

If you click this website it will show you a video of the changing of the guard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqZ-mkdp1H0&safe=active

What is the Poem of this Memorial


The Unknown Soldier

There's a graveyard near the White House
Where the Unknown Soldier lies,
And the flowers there are sprinkled
With the tears from mother's eyes.

I stood there not so long ago
With roses for the brave,
And suddenly I heard a voice
Speak from out the grave:

"I am the Unknown Soldier,
The spirit voice began
"And I think I have the right
To ask some questions man to man.

"Are my buddies taken care of?
Was their victory so sweet?
Is that big reward you offered
Selling pencils on the street?

"Did they really win the freedom
They battled to achieve?
Do you still respect that Croix de Guerre
Above that empty sleeve?
"Does a gold star in the window
Now mean anything at all?
I wonder how my old girl feels
When she hears a bugle call.

"And that baby who sang
Hello, Central, give me no man's land.
Can they replace her daddy
With a military band?

"I wonder if the profiteers
Have satisfied their greed?
I wonder if a soldier's mother
Ever is in need?

"I wonder if the kings, who planned it all
Are really satisfied?
They played their game of checkers
And eleven million died.

"I am the Unknown Soldier
And maybe I died in vain,
But if I were alive and my country called,
I'd do it all over again.

A Great Thank You to You!!

This memorial has shown so much honor the men and women that have been in WWII.

I thank you for fitting in WWII. Everyone thanks you for your service!!!!

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