Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Obama Honors Oldest Living WWII Vet

Lays wreath at Arlington on this Veterans Day

(Newser) - President Obama today paid tribute to those who have served in the nation's military, including one of the nation's oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton. "This is the life of one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free," Obama said during... More »

Woman Loses Job Over Tomb of Unknowns Photo

Lindsey Stone out a job after posting prank image to Facebook

(Newser) - A word to the wise: Be very wary of what you post on Facebook. Lindsey Stone has lost her job after posting a prank photo taken while visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington on Facebook. In the photo, Stone poses next to a sign asking for "... More »

Prank Photo at Tomb of Unknowns May Cost 2 Jobs

Woman's Facebook post goes viral

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman and her friend might be out of jobs because of a Facebook post from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington. In the photo, Lindsey Stone poses next to a sign asking for "silence and respect" and pretends to shout while flipping off the tomb.... More »

Obama: 'It Falls to Us' to Care for Vets

President hails servicemembers at Arlington

(Newser) - Speaking at the final resting spot of thousands of America's servicemembers, President Obama paid tribute to Veterans Day today with a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and a vow to do more to take care of those who have served. "No ceremony or parade, no hug... More »

Obama Honors Fallen Troops at Arlington

Lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

(Newser) - President Barack Obama paid tribute today to the men and women who have died defending America, saying the country must strive "to be a nation worthy of your sacrifice." He said the war in Iraq has ended after nine years and is "winding down" in Afghanistan. But... More »

Tomb of Unknown Soldier Guarded During Hurricane

'The Old Guard' posts photos on Facebook

(Newser) - Despite the nasty weather Hurricane Irene hurled at Arlington, Virginia, over the weekend, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery was still guarded. The 3rd US Infantry Regiment posted photos from the weekend on Facebook , noting that “members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb... More »

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