Day: March 26, 2015

Photo of the Week: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

March 26, 2015 Last week, my boyfriend and I traveled to Washington, D.C. from Atlanta, GA, for business. Unfortunately we were both sick and unable to do much by way of sightseeing. HOWEVER, I had never been to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. It was LITERALLY in the backyard of our hotel, the Sheraton. Needless to say, we both mustered up enough strength to make the extremely short drive over there. So glad we did! One of the first places I wanted to see, which ended up being the last, due to our wanting to see the “changing of the guards”, was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What an amazing and honored experience! Here’s a little bit of history: 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. The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the …