By Scott Ott.
In Arlington National Cemetery, just a few miles from here, you can
visit the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, where the unidentified body of a
brave soul rests and receives daily visitors on pilgrimage to honor his
sacrifice. On the side of the sarcophagus you can read this inscription:
HERE RESTS IN
KNOWN BUT TO GOD
The Tomb of the Unknowns symbolizes a nation from which millions
have arisen to fight for freedom around the world at the cost of their
own comfort, safety and even breath. These are folks who know there’s
something more precious than this fleeting life. With eternity in their
hearts, and pictures of loved ones in their wallets, they thrust
themselves into the breach where evil had threatened to break out and
overwhelm. They showed themselves willing to go the distance, even to
go to a nameless grave, in order to preserve something with blood that
can’t be bought with money, or negotiated with subtle speech.
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