Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Arlington)

monument dedicated to U.S. service members
(Redirected from Tomb of the Unknowns)

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or the Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to dead U.S. service members whose remains have not been identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States.

Tomb of the Unknowns, May 1943

The World War I "Unknown" is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations' highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were buried are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by U.S. Presidents who went to their funerals.[1][2][3]

The monument has no officially designated name.

References change

  1. "Arlington National Cemetery: The Tomb of the Unknowns". Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  2. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients - World War I Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (archived from the original on October 22, 2006).
  3. World War I Unknown Soldier Archived 2021-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, Arlington National Cemetery website.