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National Capital Wing Cadets Pay Homage at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

National Capital Wing cadets participated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nov. 9 to approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, where they placed white and yellow lilies with an “honor tag” from the wing’s cadet honor guard.

Standing as a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning, the site has provided a final resting place since Nov. 11, 1921, for one of America’s unidentified World War I service. Unidentified soldiers from later wars were added in 1958 and 1984.

In attendance were 1st Lts. Victoria and Dean Courtney and Cadet Capt. Dean Courtney II, Cadet 1st Lt. Jalen Vincent, Cadet 2nd Lt. Joanna Vincent, Cadet Chief Master Sgt Fransesca Smith, Cadet Master Sgt. Arianna Marrero-Massa and Cadet Senior Airman Isaac Fuentes. The Vincents belong to the Andrews Composite Squadron; the others are members of the Tuskegee Composite Squadron.