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March 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Photo of guard walking by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Lunch & Learn: "Most Hallowed Ground: Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns" with Tom Tudor, at Abilene, Kansas

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Arlington National Cemetery evolved from a place of necessity – set aside for a mounting wave of Civil War casualties – to sacred ground, the final resting place for more than 400,000 men and women who gave service and sacrifice to our country. Tom Tudor, once a sentinel and commander of the relief at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the most hallowed of the cemetery’s many landmarks, traces the story of this special, 624-acre plot on the Potomac River. Included is a look at President Eisenhower’s place in the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns, presiding over the interment of World War II and Korean War soldiers in 1958. This continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library, courtesy of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. The Lunch & Learn series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation and generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation. Free, with a light lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.