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344- The Known Unknown

45:14 | Mar 6th

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The tradition of the Tomb of the Unknowns goes back only about a century, but it has become one of the most solemn and reverential monuments. When President Reagan added the remains of an unknown serviceman who died in combat in Vietnam to the Tomb o...Show More

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The story behind the Unknown Soldier delves into not just the history but the complexity of the symbolism. Turns out that in modern warfare truly unidentifiable remains are comparatively rare, but the concept still resonates.