Arlington National Cemetery

 


For the four million people who visit annually, Arlington National Cemetery represents many different things. For some, it is a chance to walk among headstones that chronicle American history; for many, it is an opportunity to remember and honor the nation's war heroes; and for others, it is a place to say a last farewell during funeral services for a family member or friend.

This cemetery was established during the Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Leeís home.  It is situated in Virginia directly across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.  Veterans from all the nationís wars are interred in the cemetery.   Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

Within the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery you will also find the moving Tomb of the Unknown; the graves of John, Jackie, Robert Kennedy, and Audie Murphy; the Memorial to the Space Shuttle Challenger; the Memorial to the USS Maine; the Pentagon Memorial; the Iwo Jima Memorial; and Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee.

 

Audie Murphy

Cemetery

Cemetery

Cemetery

Challenger

Amphitheater  Unknown Soldier Tomb Guard

Robert Kennedy

Kennedy Gravesite

 John F. Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy

U.S.S Maine

Bull Run

Arlington House

US Marine Corps

       
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