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Full Ceremony; The Changing of the Guard at The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Watching Over The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Every day here, dignity is the first to arrive.
Followed closely by honor and respect.

Arlington National Cemetery is sacred ground.

At the top of the hill, our country's most cherished shrine, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier is never alone. It's guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, rain or shine.

"It's an impressive thing that I think every American should see. It reminds you of the people who died to protect our country", said Mary Weber, a spectator from Wichita, KS.

Dan Debold is the Sergeant of the Guard. It's the 25 year old St. Louisan's job to make sure that every guard-changing ceremony is performed with the appropriate polish and precision.

"Everyday, I wake up about 4am," said Debold.

Before dawn, Sgt. Debold begins his workday in a bunker below the tomb. The bunker is equipped with offices, a kitchenette

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Added: Nov-11-2007 
By: bellava
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Tags: Unknown, Soldier, Veterans, Day, Remembrance,
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