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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Opening to Public for First Time in Decades

The area will be open Nov. 9 and 10

For the first time in decades, members of the public will be allowed to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza — an honor typically reserved for presidents.

"When we've seen the president in the past place the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, that's the same location where the public will be able to place flowers at the tomb," Gerald Lowe, who coordinates major events at the cemetery, told CBS News' Catherine Herridge.

The area will be open to the public for the two-day event happening on Nov. 9 and 10 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. This Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, marks the site's 100th anniversary.

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