Field Trip Friday : The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, Old Presbyterian Meeting House Burial Ground, Alexandria, Virginia; 2013.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution, Old Presbyterian Meeting House Burial Ground, Alexandria, Virginia; 2013.

Unlike its counterparts of more recent American wars, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution does not lie at Arlington Cemetery. Instead, it can be found in the tiny church yard burial ground of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia. It’s not grandiose in scale; in fact, it’s easy to miss. Hidden inside a walled court-yard, the inscribed table tomb lies behind an iron fence, quietly reminding passers-by of the heroism of our lesser known, and unknown, American fore-fathers.

Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Virginia.
Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Virginia; 2013.

This quiet resting placing should not be confused with the larger monument, The Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations!

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