Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bound by Fate, Brothers in Arms - Arlington Cemetery, Virginia

Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown.

21 Paces across the Tomb

21 Seconds of Pause

24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

The Ritual behind the Guarding of the Tomb symbolizes the 21 gun salute which is the Highest Honor to the United States Military.

The Memorial Amphitheater was the dream of Judge Ivory Kimball.  Veteran of the Civil War, he advocated a place to honor those who served and died for their Country and it's Principles:

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Pushing his idea before Congress and working with numerous people throughout various sessions, the Bill that he had been working so hard for was finally approved.  Although, Judge Kimball did not live to see the completion of the project, his name will forever crown the Monument.

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