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Tomb of Unknowns Cracked, Repairs Debated

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Tomb of Unknowns Cracked, Repairs Debated

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Tomb of Unknowns Cracked, Repairs Debated

Tomb of Unknowns Cracked, Repairs Debated

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The marble monument of the Tomb of the Unknowns has developed a crack. Officials at Arlington National Cemetery have announced that they want to replace it, which has sparked outcry from those who feel that the stone itself speaks history and should be repaired, not replaced. Now Congress is taking a look.