There has not been a wreath laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the general public in almost a century.
The ceremony will commemorate the centennial of the Tomb. Earlier this year, members of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment conducted a memorial service at the tomb.
Since its construction at Arlington National Cemetery in 1846, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has always been the heart of the cemetery.
People's memorials are precisely the kind of monument that inspires audiences to reflect on the value of service, courage, sacrifice and mourning. As a holy memorial site and the resting place of three unidentified American servicemen, the Tomb of the Unknowns is a sacred memorial site.
A visit to the museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of America's armed forces throughout its history.
The 100th Anniversary Commemorative Public Flower Ceremony of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be a two-day event at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 9-10. Those who would like to pay tribute to the Unknown Soldier may participate in the event.
Additionally, visitors will be able to walk within a few feet of this statue, adjacent to the monument. It is the first time in a long time that a tomb has been open. Those paying their respects will also be able to lay flowers on the grave without having to go through the usual request process.
The scheduling of awards ceremonies has traditionally been dependent on a formal request process initiated by groups well in advance, and only four awards ceremonies can take place at a time. Participants who register for the event in November will be able to pay their respects to those who have passed without so many restrictions.
During the upcoming ceremony, a representative from the Crow Nation will recite the same prayer recited 100 years ago by American-Indian Chief Plenty Coup.
The event is open to the public and is free of charge.