(also Unknown Warrior)
Definition of Unknown Soldier in English:
An unidentified representative member of a country’s armed forces killed in war, given burial with special honours in a national memorial.
- Family members, friends, and unit representatives laid wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier during private ceremonies for the three men.
- To represent the sacrifice of the average soldier, Congress followed British and other European precedents in authorizing the burial of an Unknown Soldier in a place of honor in Arlington National Cemetery.
- This and subsequent ceremonies portrayed the Unknown Soldier as representative of a national vision transcending class, ethnic, racial, regional, and religious differences.
Definition of Unknown Soldier in:
- US English dictionary
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