The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created in order to honor soldiers who died on the field and where unable to be identified. From this day in 1921 to today the tomb is honored by the Commander and Chief himself as a show of gratitude to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for out nation. The tomb itself is guarded every day and night by sentinels from every military branch and volunteers who are meticulously chosen. These guards are not only required to man their post faithfully but also with a routine of carefully designed steps, a changing of the guard, immaculate uniforms and loaded automatic rifles.
Even though time passes, presidents come and go, hair styles fluctuate, music goes from bad to worse one thing remains constant: At the tomb of the unknown soldier the brave men and women that died serving our country are honored with the utmost respect.