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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - PA

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This memorial honors thousands of unnamed soldiers who died during the Revolutionary War and were buried in mass graves in Washington Square. The tomb was established in 1866, but the memorial was completed in 1957 and includes remains that were disinterred from beneath the square. Even today,construction around the square will often unearth remains from these unknown soldiers. A statue of Washington with his gaze towards Independence Hall guards the tomb. (Submitted by Shirley Beauchemin Thurston)

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Supposedly, at some point this site was excavated and the remains of a twenty year old male soldier were found, whether American or British is unknown. He’s remained were interned in the monument but there are still an unknown number of bodies buried on this site which occasionally are exhumed during construction.