Celebrate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial anniversary with the City of Mason.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, is a monument representing the service and sacrifice of those who served throughout U.S. history whose remains have not been identified. The Tomb is the final resting place for the World War I Unknown Soldier. Two additional crypts represent the Unknown Soldiers of World War II and the Korean War. The third crypt honors our nations missing. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is always guarded ensuring the Unknowns rest in peace. During the Tomb’s journey from France and when placed in the United States, roses adorned the top of the casket.
The City encourages residents to grow a red, white, and blue garden, a Never Forget Garden to ensure America’s war soldiers are forever honored and remembered. In 2018, the Department of Defense in partnership with the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier started the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Garden initiative as a nationwide invitation to plant gardens as a visual way to represent America’s commitment to recognize, remember, and honor veterans. In addition to planting gardens, the Society collaborated with artists at Carruth Studio to create a commemorative garden marker. The marker represents the sacred duty of the American people to never forget or forsake all those who have served and sacrificed on behalf of America in times of war or armed conflict. The message on the marker is intended to cause pause and reflection upon the deeds of those who have served and to think about those truths that define us as Americans. The quote at the end of the marker is from the Declaration of Independence and is tied to America’s sacred duty to never ever forget. To purchase a marker for your garden, click here.
The Society of The Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a non-profit organization committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare and image of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Tomb Guards who stand guard, past and present. Founded by veterans in 1999, the Society is a non-profit educational organization, created by current and former members of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Honor Guard to support the mission of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier platoon, and the members of the Honor Guard that stand the watch as directed by Congress since 1926, and the eternal vigil since 1937.