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November 11

Doug Briney Gives Tribute to Unknown Soldiers

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Doug Briney promoted his “Unknown Soldier” donation campaign that benefited veteran charities in May 2014.

His song “Unknown Soldier” was written by Tedd French and Bob Dellaposta. It tells the story of the selfless men and women who have given their lives in service of their country.

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
Via youtube.com

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument dedicated to deceased U.S. service members whose remains have not been identified. It is guarded 24/7 by tomb guards. It stands on the top of a hill overlooking Washington DC.

A wreath is laid on the tomb at 11 A.M. on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
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History

On November 11, 1921,  President Warren G. Harding presided over the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. 

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
Via army.mil

After the Korean War, two were chosen from four new candidates in the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. One from the European Theater and another from the Pacific.

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
Via army.mil

In 1984, the final unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was laid to rest but the body was soon identified as that of Air Force 1st Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie. It was decided that the crypt containing the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain vacant.

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
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Doug Briney

Doug Briney began singing in church. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College as a Vocal Music Major in 1988. After graduating, he spent the next 23 years leading worship in churches and pastoring.

Doug relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 to further his career in music. His first full CD is entitled It’s All Country. He was very happy with the project and believed it will reach out and touch people.

Doug Briney, Unknown Soldiers, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier
Via dougbriney.co

His second project Super Country Cowboy was released on November 5, 2013. It is a reflection of who Doug is as a person.

Songs of Faith was released in May 2016. It reflects his roots as an ordained Minister.

Watch the tribute song here:


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