2nd October 2019

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What is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and what does it represent?

These words are inscribed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb of the Unknowns symbolizes those of America who gave their lives in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War in defense of the Nation's integrity, honor, and tranquility.

In this way, what is the laying of the wreath?

Wreath Layings. The gift of flowers at a memorial site is a ritual that occurs around the world, understood in every culture. More formal ceremonies involve the laying of a wreath and the attendance of others at this ritual. These, too, are held frequently at Arlington.

What does the wreath represent?

The wreath has significant meaning for the season. It's circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. From a christian religious perspective, it represents an unending circle of life. The evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.
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