St. Andrews students to lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Arlington National Cemetery

13 November 2018, 9:20 am Written by 
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St. Andrews students and faculty member Dr. Kevin Phillipson completed the necessary arrangements with Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. to be part of the prestigious wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

This ceremony is memorial in purpose and patriotic in nature and conducted for nonpartisan patriotic groups only when permission is granted by the Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery.

The students will be in Washington, D.C. following Thanksgiving as they tour various sites.  Dr. Phillipson submitted a request for the Nov. 25 occasion and the 1.15 p.m. ceremony.  This experience is highly regarded and includes a number of regulated steps to be followed as printed in Arlington’s official guide.  The playing of Taps concludes the service.

The trip was planned by the International Student Club whose president is Akie Fukuda, vice president Sakurako Fujino and adviser Dr. Phillipson.   They will be leaving for Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23 and returning Nov. 25.​