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Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

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November 11, 2021, is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Author Jeff Gottesfeld will read from his children’s book Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which tells the story of how the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier came into being. He will be joined by a Tomb guard who will explain the rigorous process of being selected as a guard and the 27-hour shifts of their duty—an honor sought by many but for which few are selected. A question-and-answer session will follow this Young Learners program.

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