SHGTUS Recommended Reading List
5 years ago
Through recent years, there have been several books written about Arlington National Cemetery. Some of them were “mandatory reading” during training at the Tomb in order to gain more knowledge about the cemetery and those buried there. Gleaning “high speed” knowledge about even the most minute detail from these books made the difference between earning a walk and blousing someone who was going outside.
The following list is by no means the final authority on the works about ANC or a history of the Tomb of the Unknowns, but it is a good place to start. The SHGTUS recommends the following books to our members and visitors as a place to start to gain more information. Please visit the Resources page of the website: https://tombguard.org/society/resources/
Atkinson, Rick, et al. Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2007.
Bigler, Philip. In Honored Glory. 4th ed. St. Petersburg, FL: Vandamere Press, 2005.
Demarest, Chris. Arlington: The Story of our Nation’s Cemetery. New York: Flash Point, 2010. (Grades 3-5)
Dodge, George W. and Kim B. Holien. Arlington National Cemetery. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
Peters, James E. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes. 3rd ed. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2008.
Poole, Robert M. On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery. New York: Walker & Company, 2009.
Poole, Robert M. Section 60 Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home. New York: Bloomsbury. 2014.
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How many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.