It’s a big week for our armed forces. You won’t want to miss three opportunities to celebrate our military members. Some special events are underway. First, a heartfelt thank-you and congratulations to our United States Marine Corps as they celebrate 246 years of service to our country. We are deeply grateful to our Marines for their dedication to excellence in service to our nation.
Next, there is a Centennial Celebration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It has been 100 years since the Unknown Soldier was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Earlier this week was the first time since 1925 that the public has been able to walk up the steps to the tomb to lay flowers. As you know, the public is not allowed that close to the memorial, so this was an excellent opportunity for Americans to commemorate the centennial.
November 11, Veteran’s Day, offers live-streaming of special events at Arlington National Cemetery. (link below). Beginning at 9 a.m., a procession of all branches of the armed services will trace the same route that the original procession of the Unknown Soldier took a century ago. Uniforms from that era will be worn. Also, a joint aerial review will take place over the skies of Arlington.
Ms. Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of the Office of Army Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery, said, “It’s our duty to never forget the Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” said “One hundred years ago, on November 11, 1921, the World War I Unknown Soldier was transported, by a procession, to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. This year, we are recreating elements of that procession, and we invite the public to observe this pivotal moment in American history as thousands of Americans did in 1921.”
If you wish to live stream the National Day events, you can visit:
Also, more information is available at: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Media/News/Post/11500/Public-Invited-to-Watch-Joint-Full-Honors-Procession-and-Aerial-Review-during-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier-Centennial-Commemoration
If you know a veteran, thank one for their service. If you don’t know one, find one to thank. If you are a veteran, we sure are thankful for your service and happy to have you here!
May God bless our military, and may God bless America.
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