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Former sentinel to visit Vail library

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What: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Presentation.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970-479-2187.

VAIL — Tom Tudor, former sentinel and relief commander at Arlington Cemetery, will be at the Vail Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a presentation on “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” Tudor’s presentation will include a captivating history of Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as an engaging account of his personal experiences as a guard there.

Tudor has been a distinguished speaker for 25 years, presenting a moving and informative narration of our nation’s most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery. Tudor, speaking to hundreds of organizations and institutions nationwide, is an authority on the history of Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is visited by four million people annually.

Tudor served as a sentinel, then relief commander at Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1969 to Memorial Day of 1970. He is on the board of directors and is treasurer of the Society of the Honor Guard-Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.



This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 970-479-2187.


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