Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Our first stop was the tomb of President John Kennedy we spent a few thoughtful minutes gazing at the Eternal Flame. A few more steps to the left were the graves of Senator Robert Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy.
We walked on to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which sits atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. There are three marble slabs flush with the plaza marking the graves of an unknown soldier from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. We watched the Changing of the Honor Guards. A uniformed relief commander appeared on the plaza to announce the Changing of the Guard. Soon a new sentinel left the Quarters and unlocked the bolt of his M-14 rifle to signal the relief commander to start the ceremony. The relief commander walked out to the Tomb, saluted, and then faced the spectators and asked all to stand and stay silent during the ceremony.
We were all very impressed with the diligence and preciseness of the guards as they did their job. This type of devotion and care is what we strive for in Lubbock Junior Academy as we teach our students to demonstrate diligence and preciseness as they serve their Lord and Savior.