If you’ve never visited The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, now is your chance to catch a replica of the monument in Central Illinois.
More from the Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution:
The Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be hosting The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica at the American Legion Post #263, 1740 5th Street, Lincoln, IL. It will be held on September 13th and 14th from 9 am to 7 pm. and September 15 from 9 am to 5 pm. This will be a free event for the community in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln DAR chapter.
This detailed replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one half of the size of the original tomb located in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. This replica of the most hallowed ground in America holds the remains of the unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the now empty crypt of the Vietnam War.
This replica is owned and managed by the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome, GA. It was constructed by Phillip Burkhalter Builders of Rome. The replica is made of pine, composite materials, carbon-fiber sheets for added strength, aluminum framing, and retractable wheels. The artwork was carved with a Dremel and was painted to resemble the marble of the original tomb. This artwork of sculpturing the three wreaths and lettering on both sides of the tomb are the Greek figurines of Peace, Valor, and Victory. This was completed by artist Chuck Schmult, Rome, Georgia.
On November 11, 2021 will be the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. The sacrifices of our men and women in uniform are never forgotten, for without their supreme sacrifice of their lives, and in the case of the unknowns, their identity, our way of life would not be possible!
Please come and see this powerful and moving exhibit