Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery contains the remains of unidentified American soldiers from World Wars I and II as well as the Korean Conflict. Considered one of the most revered sites in the United States, the tomb is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by members of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard).

This exhibit provides a closer look at the history of America's memorial to its fallen heroes "known but to God." On display are documents and images from the early 20th century to educate visitors on how the unidentified servicemen were selected for interment in the tomb, as well as an authentic uniform worn by a member of The Old Guard. A viewing of the Changing of the Guard ceremony rounds out the exhibit, showing the series of elaborate rituals performed at the tomb.

Visit the photo gallery to view more of the exhibit's highlights.