Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VirgiNia

Sign placed right before you enter Arlington National Cemetery

What is Arlington National Cemetery?

Bottom Right: U.S Army Soldier laying American flags at each tombstone and paying his respects to his fallen brothers and sisters.

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the American Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense, controls the cemetery. The Cemetery was eastablished on May 13, 1864 and is home to over 400,000 heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep this country safe.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

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