Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Honoring our vets
Recently, I received an email with information about the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Some of the info was correct; a lot was made up. Here's the real stuff:

On Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns

On the honor guards or "sentinels" that serve at the Tomb of the Unknowns

It's interesting to look at the FAQs at the honor guard site. They do not, for example, live in a barracks underneath the tomb. They actually arrive at the Tomb in normal clothes and then get into their uniform. But it says that their short haircuts sometimes give them away.

And one fabulous fact: the marble for the tomb actually came from Marble, Colorado, my home state.

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