Millions of people visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery each year to pay their respects to those who have given their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this country. It’s a place where the full diversity and fabric of America is on display, and where division and hostility seem to naturally fade away as people come together to honor the fallen. We’re privileged to be joined by Richard Azzaro, a guard at the Tomb from 1963 to 1965, and a member of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Richard talks about the critical need for healing and unity in America, and how the Society hopes to use the Centennial of the Tomb as a focal point that fosters unity across our country that transcends political, regional, and religious differences.
Breaking down the walls of hostility at a focal point where all of America comes together.
It's about our identity as Americans and our sacred duty to never forget those who served and sacrificed.
Building up to a National Salute on the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Full Richard Azzaro Interview. (This may take 30 seconds or so to load.)