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Is there actually a corpse there? We could just sequence its genome.
What blows my mind is how much the DC side of the river has changed. It looks so rural in this picture compared to [today](https://email@example.com,-77.0722212,3a,15.6y,104.28h,93.82t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipOCHNAhR72B3jEVm5c8Z3KVLJoTXO-LHNjxasn1!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOCHNAhR72B3jEVm5c8Z3KVLJoTXO-LHNjxasn1%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya347.50504-ro-0-fo100!7i8704!8i4352). There is a distinct lack of development in the 1943 image.
We visited Arlington and the tomb a couple years back. One of the most humbling experiences I’ve ever had. Even got to witness a burial service which was mostly just those in uniform and didn’t see any family which was rather sad. I will tell you the changing of the guard is no joke. The crowd got a lil talkative after the first changing and the soldier in uniform shut it down quick. I left in silence and stayed fairly quite the rest of the day just mulling over my experience in my head. It really left me with more respect for our armed forces than before.
Was there no Guard at that time? I can see the old path that they were walking, but I can’t imagine getting so close without being addressed by the Guardsman. I have been there several times and it is a humbling and impressive experience just being there. The change of the guard took a couple of hours to process.
It was an honor to see the changing of the guard at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. The reverence that this place made me feel is something that I have yet to feel since.
Sidenote the soldiers from WWI, WWII and Korea were all chosen by a Medal of Honor recipient on board a ship. The caskets of unknowns were laid out and the MOH recipient would lay a rose on the casket he chose. Then the other bodies were buried at sea with military honors.
I went this past Sunday. It’s truly humbling when you realize how many people sacrificed their lives so we can live in freedom today.
Can somebody explain this tomb to me? Is it for one unknown soldier or for all who couldn’t be identified during the war? I’ve always been interested in it but I’ve never known