Lecture presented by Philip Bigler

November 11, 2021
2:00 pm

Free for Members, Sustaining level and higher
Free for Whitehall Society Members
$20 for Veterans and Members at the Family and Individual/Educator levels
$38 for Non-members, includes general admission

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On November 11, 1921, the United States buried an Unknown Soldier on the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. For 100 years, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has served as the nation’s most sacred and recognized military shrine—a place of national pilgrimage and somber reflection. Over the ensuing years, this magnificent monument has been enhanced and expanded with the addition of unknowns from World War II and Korea (1958) as well as a Vietnam Unknown (1984). At the site, a perpetual military guard is rigorously maintained regardless of weather conditions, terrorist attack, or even a global pandemic.

Philip BiglerPhilip Bigler, author of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: A Century of Honor, 1921-2021, is a former Arlington National Cemetery Historian and the 1998 National Teacher of the Year. He will be signing books following the lecture.


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Harris & Ewing, photographer. Tomb of Unknown Soldier. United States Arlington Virginia, 1938. Photograph.



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