100th Anniversary of the selection of the Unknown Soldier

Sunday 24 October 2021 from 12:00 to 14:00

The Arlington-Reims Committee invites you to a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the selection of the American Unknown Soldier

About this event

On Sunday October 24th, the ceremony will be held in the presence of a French-American delegation with officials from Arlington County and the French Embassy.

It will echo a parallel ceremony taking place in Chalons-en-Champagne on the same day.

Registration is required.
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12:15 pm

A wreath will be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the French-American delegation.

Note that the walk from the entrance to the Tomb takes about 15 minutes.


A reception will be held in the Tiffany Room of the Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA).

A bouquet will be laid earlier that day at the grave of Sgt Edward Younger (by special invitation only)

Participants should be at the Tomb no later than 12:00 noon on October 24th. All Covid-19 protocols will be in effect.


Arlington National Cemetery


1 Memorial Avenue
Arlington, VA 22211