Scottsdale boys lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Brothers Michael and Logan Swerlyk on a July 7 trip to Washington D.C. (Submitted photo)

Two Scottsdale boys recently had the honor of laying the wreath at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Brothers Michael and Logan Swerlyk accompanied their family on a trip to Washington D.C. on July 7, according to a press release.

Their mom, Robyn, laid the wreath at the tomb site with her school around 30 years ago. Keeping the memorable experience in mind, she researched if the public could still apply to be part of the ceremony. She applied and the boys were notified of their honor 30 days before vacation, the release said.

Students of Great Hearts Academies public-charter schools in Scottsdale, the boys chose to honor their schools as part of the ceremony. The wreath included a “Great Hearts” ribbon at the center and crests for their respective schools – Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and Archway Classical Academy – Scottsdale, according to the release.

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