Arlington National Cemetery


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Today, Brian’s late grandfather would have been 86 years old. In honor of him, here are some highlights from an afternoon visit to Arlington National Cemetery last summer with my brother.

The Cemetery is a sobering place, but fittingly peaceful for those laid to rest there.

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From the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier—watched over my armed guards 24/7 no matter the weather—to presidents—such as the Kennedy family gravesite marked by the iconic eternal flame.

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The astronauts of the Columbia and Challenger disasters are memorialized at Arlington, as well as more than 400,000 others who served.

shuttle-columbia-memorial-arlington-national-cemeteryLast year was the 150th since the beginning of Arlington National Cemetery. And it remains one of the most powerful sites in the Washington D.C. area. I think all Americans should visit at least once to gain a deeper appreciation for the price we pay for peace and war.

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2 thoughts on “Arlington National Cemetery

  1. I agree with you about Arlington. I’ve been there twice and would definitely go back. It’s both somber and awe-inspiring at the same time. Thanks. Wonderful pictures.

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