OLLI: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Thursday, October 21, 2021 10am to 11:30am

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Join Gerry Mansell, a former sentinel, for a history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as he shares the duties and responsibilities of those who guard the unknown. In the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier presentation, there will be a site overview, an overview of the selection process and the honors rendered to each Unknown from periods including WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as a description of the Sarcophagus and symbolism. In the Sentinels presentation, Gerry will talk about why we guard the Unknown, the Mission, the Guard Selection process and standards, the Guard’s routine on post, the Changing of the Guard, Training, and will give a Behind the Scenes look of what it is like to be a Sentinel.

Instructor: Gerry Mansell

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