The body of the unknown soldier was taken from the Cenotaph to Westminster Abbey in a procession led by King George V.  Here the body was buried, and the grave was filled in using soil from the French battlefields.  It  has provided a focus of mourning for people located in the UK ever since.

The body of the unknown soldier was taken from the Cenotaph to Westminster Abbey in a procession led by King George V. Here the body was buried, and the grave was filled in using soil from the French battlefields. It has provided a focus of mourning for people located in the UK ever since.

The Tomb is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Snow, rain, wind or heat has never stopped the Tomb Sentinels from guarding the tomb for over 64 years.

The Tomb is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Snow, rain, wind or heat has never stopped the Tomb Sentinels from guarding the tomb for over 64 years.

Incredible facts about the guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I would add to it that the guardsmen did not abandon their post even as Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy came in. These guys rock!

Incredible facts about the guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I would add to it that the guardsmen did not abandon their post even as Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy came in. These guys rock!

The Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Arlington Cemetery. Arlington, VIRGINIA   (by hoxie1963, via Flickr)

The Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Arlington Cemetery. Arlington, VIRGINIA (by hoxie1963, via Flickr)

PHOTO: Sentinels from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 22, 2016.

PHOTO: Sentinels from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 22, 2016.

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tomb-of-unknown-soldier-brussels The Belgium Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at the foot of the Congress Column on the Place du Congrès Congresplein in Brussels, where is buried the remains of five unknown soldiers. The monument was unveiled on 11 November 1922.

tomb-of-unknown-soldier-brussels The Belgium Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at the foot of the Congress Column on the Place du Congrès Congresplein in Brussels, where is buried the remains of five unknown soldiers. The monument was unveiled on 11 November 1922.

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