This Memorial Day, go behind the scenes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

This Memorial Day, go behind the scenes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Image: YouTube screen grab (viaThe Unknowns)

A new documentary that releases on Memorial Day will “answer questions and dispel myths” surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery — a resting place for unidentified soldiers who served in World War I, World War II, the Koran War and Vietnam.

“The Unknowns,” a documentary produced by Ethan Morse and Neal Schrodetzki — two Army veterans who were both previously stationed at the site — takes viewers behind-the-scenes to see the rigorous training process that soldiers go through to prepare them to serve at the Tomb.

The film also answers key questions and dispels myths that have raged since the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was first opened in 1921.

orse told TheBlaze in an email interview this past weekend that the biggest myth surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is that the guards are Marines — something that he said is patently false.

“Only the U.S. Army guards the Unknowns,” he said. “The Army is the oldest branch in the U.S. Military and they take the lead in all joint service ceremonies.”

Another myth, according to Morse, is that Tomb guards don’t swear, drink or watch TV during the years they are stationed at the site. The filmmaker said that this is only true of the training process and not of the actual time serving at the Tomb.


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