29-30 May 2016 – Memorial Day 24 Hour Vigil and Memorial Ceremony

Pictures courtesy of Michael Itamura.

The epitaph on the tomb reads:

Here lies a soldier of the Revolution whose identity is known but to God. His was an idealism that recognized a Supreme Being, that planted religious liberty on our shores, that overthrew despotism, that established a people’s government, that wrote a Constitution setting metes and bounds of delegated authority, that fixed a standard of value upon men above gold and lifted high the torch of civil liberty along the pathway of mankind. In ourselves his should exists as part of ours, his memory’s mansion.

The following pictures were taken at a Memorial Day Vigil and Tomb Ceremony conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier who lies at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA.

Thank you to the men who spent 24 hours guarding the tomb:

  • Bob Simpson
  • Stan Adamus
  • Mark Plourde
  • Kon Gojnyez
  • Eric Tenbrook
  • Ken Schiro
  • David Wilson
  • Pete Peterson
  • Gary O’Brien
  • Ryan McCabe

Thank you also to those who otherwise participated in the vigil and in the Tomb Ceremony including: Zach Adamus, Laura Marceau, Ben Fiore-Walker, the McCabe family, the Sedgwick family, Paul Christensen, Joe Wagner, Marshall Smith, and Chip Gnam.