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Cotton Resolution Commemorates Centenary of Armistice, Tomb of Unknown Soldier

November 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and the upcoming centenaries of the return of the Unknown Soldier and the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The text may be found here.

"Ever since the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has venerated those service members who anonymously sacrificed themselves for the freedom of other Americans," Senator Cotton said. "Now, one hundred years later, more than four million people pass through the gates of Arlington National Cemetery each year, and most will visit the Tomb to observe the Changing of the Guard. To commemorate such an important part of our history, I encourage both chambers to quickly pass this resolution."

Background

On September 28, Representative Robert Brady (PA-01) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) are cosponsors.

Supporting Organizations: The American Legion; The Navy League.