Cadets from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing participated in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 9, 2021. White and yellow lilies with an “honor tag” from the wing’s cadet honor guard were placed at the sacred memorial site. The Tomb stands as a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. Since Nov. 11, 1921, the Tomb has provided a final resting place for one of America’s unidentified World War I service members, and Unknowns from later wars were added in 1958 and 1984.
In attendance were CAP 1st Lts Victoria and Dean Courtney and cadets C/Capt Dean Courtney II, C/1st Lt Jalen Vincent, C/2nd Lt Joanna Vincent, C/CMSgt Fransesca Smith, C/MSgt Arianna Marrera-Massa, and C/SrA Isaac Fuentes. #Tomb100