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Why is the tomb of the unknown soldier important?

I don't see why it is so important if the soldier is unknown.thanks,maybe I will check out the story

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The tomb is about the IDEA of a soldier. Someone gave his life fighting for our values, our beliefs,our way of life. He fought not for fame or to have his name be remembered. He fought for us because when duty called he took the call.

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Excellent answer!
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I agree with caluvox Duke. You give some fantastic answers, so I've been noticing!!!
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Thanks, I do my best. I'm working on being more concise.
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......then you're doing a good job.
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Wow... Do you even know the story behind it? Maybe if you did, you would realize how important it is to America. Its honor.

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It's to honor ALL the soldiers who died in a particular war, but whose bodies were never identified. We can't just forget their existence because we don't know their names. It's not much, I grant, but at least it's something.

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It is important because the men who are in it still gave their lives to protect this country. We just have no idea what their names are. They still deserve our respect even though we do not know their names.

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maybe cuz they want to know

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It honors those who have fallen but were never identified. Now, because of DNA identification there will probably be no more unknown soldiers.

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I am not familiar with the story of the tomb of the unknown soldier, although when I visited Washington DC, I saw it at Arlington National Cemetary. To ME the tomb is important because most of the soldiery deaths over the history of warfare have been of the lowly "grunt", and the tomb represents to ME the lowliest of the low soldier who was so "low" his name isn't even known. (Yes, a lot of "grunts" died in various wars over the years, but at least most of them had family/loved ones visit a "lowly" grave somewhere or even strangers visit it, years later--Even those bodies that have not come home from Viet Nam have their names on "The Wall") It is the only honor available for all those soldiers who not only were unknown, but so unknown even their BODIES have never come back home. (I'm sure BOTH sides of the American Civil War have a whole bunch of those types of unknowns, not to mention all the unknowns at sea.) Yes, plenty of high ranking officers have died in wars but they are generally remembered and/or glorified so the tomb is fitting and proper and probably should continue to be guarded as sacrosanct.

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The tomb is mainly important for Americans, but should we ever turn into "One World" then the tomb would represent every unknown of every war of every country.
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To give honor to the brave soul who was killed fighting for their country

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