Centennial Commemoration Events: Monthly Programs
• Eternally Unknown: The Selection of the World War I Unknown Soldier
(with the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the American Battle Monuments Commission)
Explore the fascinating story of how the U.S. Army selected the World War I Unknown Soldier and went to great lengths to ensure his eternal anonymity.
• Here Rests in Honored Glory: Part 2
• Here Rests in Honored Glory: Part 1
(with the National Archives)
Archivists from the National Archives and historians from Arlington National Cemetery discuss records related to the cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
• World War II Unknowns (with the National World War II Museum and Memorial)
A roundtable discussion focusing on the 1958 selection and burial of the World War II Unknown Soldier.
• Restoration and Conservation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Learn how Arlington National Cemetery’s staff is working to maintain and preserve the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for future generations.
• Ask a Tomb Guard (with The Old Guard)
The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has the honor of guarding the Tomb. In this program, guards answer the most common Tomb Guard questions.
• Exploring the Connection Between the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Memorial Day (with the National Park Service)
ANC historian Tim Frank and NPS ranger Heidi Dietze discuss the creation of the Tomb and its connections to Memorial Day.
• The Memorial Arboretum
ANC horticulture chief Stephen Van Hoven tells us how the rich history of Memorial Arboretum is tied to the history of the Tomb.
• The Medal of Honor and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (with General Mark Milley)
Gen. Mark Milley, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Foley and Vice Air Marshall Mick Smeath explain the history of the Congressional Medal of Honor and other awards and gifts presented at the Tomb.
• Teaching with Things: How Artifacts Illuminate the Past (with the National WWI Museum and Memorial)
This educators' workshop focuses on engaging students with historical artifacts—from military jingle dresses to artifacts from the WWI Unknown’s funeral.
• Teaching the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (with the National WWI Museum and Memorial)
Historians and educators from Arlington National Cemetery explain how to use the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier module of ANC's Education Program.