October 31, 2019
Join us for a presentation from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, when Mr. Terry Walker, former Sentinel, presents a talk on the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and the Sentinels who guard it. The presentation will be given in York Hall, 301 Main Street, in Yorktown. This free program is sponsored by the York County Historical Committee.
Mr. Walker served in 1978-79 as a Sentinel, or Tomb Guard as they are commonly known. His presentation will cover the history of how the Unknown Soldiers from different wars were selected and interred allowing Americans to honor those who paid the ultimate price in combat but whose remains were not identifiable. He will also discuss how one becomes a Sentinel, the training involved, and the demanding requirements for receiving the Tomb Guard Badge.
Mr. Walker’s experience and intimate knowledge of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and its Sentinels make this a timely topic in connection with the nation’s honoring of all who have served, and are currently serving, in our military. The public is invited back to York Hall for the annual Yorktown Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 12 noon.