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Preservationists Protest Replacement Proposal for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arlington National Cemetery, National Register of Historic Places
Contributed By: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery plan to replace the original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with a new replica solely because of repairable cosmetic imperfections. This 1932 monument is nationally significant and eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

The 48-ton marble block has two nonstructural cracks which pose no threat to visitors or the historic structure. Surprisingly, federal administrators want the replica carved from new stone that experts agree will likely again crack along its grain just as marble does naturally when exposed to the elements. Repair and proper care of the Tomb (re-grouting the cracks and using only gentle cleaning methods instead of high-pressure power-washing) is possible and is the preferred method for fixing the existing cracks, as other marble monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial were repaired.

ACTION NEEDED:

A decision to determine the fate of the Tomb Monument is expected by September 30th.

Your help is needed to weigh in with decision-makers to help save the memorial. Preservation advocates are urged to contact John Metzler, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery and ask him to repair rather than replace the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A sample letter is available online at http://www.nationaltrust.org/advocacy/arlington.html.


Keywords: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arlington National Cemetery, National Register of Historic Places

Posted: September 18, 2007
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