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The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Turns 20

Posted November 1, 2019 in Society Spotlight

Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 1999 We formed a Society that provided the infrastructure needed for Tomb Guards, past and present, to continue serving the mission as...

Book Review: The Unknowns by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Posted April 14, 2018 in Special Report

I was recently sent an advanced reading copy of The Unknowns by the editor and was also asked to write up a review for the Society website. The Unknowns will be released on May 22, 2018. Advanced...

Busting Historical Myths with Professor Buzzkill

Posted November 6, 2015 in Special Report

We are excited to announce that Lifetime Member Dennis McMahon (TGIB #320), was recently the interview subject of "Professor Buzzkill". Professor Buzzkill is a blog and podcast that explores history...

Bonus Army

Posted July 28, 2015 in Knowledge Corner

“The whole scene was pitiful.” July 28 marks the anniversary of the Army’s role in ousting the veterans of World War I from the national capital. The so-called “Bonus Army” was comprised of veterans...

2015 Educational Scholarships

Posted July 6, 2015 in Society Spotlight

One of the many programs that the Society of the Honor Guard provides is SHGTUS Educational Scholarships to benefit Tomb Guards, their families, and individuals sponsored by Tomb Guards. The...

Remembering 9/11/2001

Posted September 11, 2013 in Special Report

Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As our nation commemorates this day, the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remembers the innocent individuals who lost their...

The Unknowns Project

Posted June 2, 2012 in Special Report

The Society would like to introduce a film project - The Unknowns - in support [1] of its producer, Ethan Morse. Ethan is a Tomb Guard Member of the Society. The Unknowns, as described by Ethan, is:...

What is the Meaning of Memorial Day?

Posted May 28, 2012 in Special Report

To answer this question we need to look back to the year 1868. In that year, the Civil War Veterans were in the news headlines and in the American psyche, as a grieving Nation was trying to care for...


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