Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown

Tom Tudor
Tom Tudor, once a sentinel and commander of the relief at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, traces the story of the cemetery from its Civil War origins to today. Included is a look at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s place in its history, presiding over the interment of World War II and Korean War soldiers in the Tomb of the Unknowns in 1958.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Arlington National Cemetery evolved from a place of necessity—amid mounting casualties during the Civil War—to sacred ground, the final resting place for more than 400,000 men and women who’ve given service to and sacrifice for our country.

Tom Tudor, once a sentinel and commander of the relief at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the cemetery’s most hallowed landmark, traces the story of this special, 624-acre plot on the west bank of the Potomac River. Included is a look at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s place in its history, presiding over the interment of World War II and Korean War soldiers in the Tomb of the Unknowns in 1958.

The presentation, in partnership with the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Foundation, continues a series coinciding with the exhibit Eisenhower’s Middle Road at the Central Library.