Arlington National Cemetery

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Arlington National Cemetery,

420 acres (170 hectares), N Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.; est. 1864. More than 60,000 American war dead, as well as notables including Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, Gen. John J. Pershing, and Admiral Robert E. Peary are interred here. Burial in Arlington is limited to active, retired, and former members of the armed forces, Medal of Honor recipients, high-ranking federal government officials, and their dependents. There are commemorative monuments, including the Tomb of the Unknowns (see Unknown Soldier, Tomb of theUnknown Soldier, Tomb of the,
form of memorial to a nation's war dead, adopted by many countries after World War I. The Tomb of the Unknowns, a memorial to the American dead of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, is in Arlington National Cemetery,
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). The cemetery is part of "Arlington," the former estate of the Custis and Lee families, and includes Arlington House, now part of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial,
28 acres (11 hectares), NE Va., in Arlington National Cemetery; est. 1955. Formerly called the Custis-Lee Mansion, it is a memorial to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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Arlington National Cemetery

final resting place for America’s war heroes. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 95]
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FROM Dryfesdale Cemetery to Westminster Abbey, from Syracuse University to Arlington Cemetery, the world will unite today to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie atrocity.
Bill Clinton did not just attend the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on the National Mall in August, but also showed up at Arlington Cemetery in June to honor Medgar Evers on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
The best gift of all was being in the presence of my peers and the sweet, silent rhetoric of puddling eyes during the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery.
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