Storm Jonas blizzard. Sentinels at Tomb of Unknowns. The Old Guard, 3rd Infantry regiment, motto: Noli Me Tangere "Touch me Not"
The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but it has never been officially named so. On March 4, 1921, the United States Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American serviceman from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. On November 11, 1921, the unknown soldier brought back from France was interred below a three-level marble tomb. The bottom two levels are six marble sections each and the top at least nine blocks with a rectangular opening in the center of each level through which the unknown remains were placed through the tomb and into the ground below. A stone other than marble covers the rectangular opening.
The USS Canberra was host to the ceremony for selecting the Unknown Soldier representing World War II in 1958. Originally to be named USS Pittsburgh, the ship was renamed before launch to honor the loss of the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra during the Battle of Savo Island. USS Canberra is the only USN warship named for a foreign warship or a foreign capital city. The ship entered service in 1943, and served in the Pacific theater of World War II until she was torpedoed during the Aerial Battle of Taiwan-Okinawa and forced to return to the United States for repairs.
The 3rd Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army, nicknamed "The Old Guard." The regimental motto is Noli Me Tangere (from Latin: "Touch me Not"). @The_Old_Guard, The oldest active infantry unit.
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