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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Strank, who was born in Jarabina village in north-east Slovakia, is depicted in the iconic photograph of Joe Rosenthal, capturing one of the key moments of the battle for the Pacific island Iwo Jima at the turn of February and March 1945.The stamp showing Michael Strank, to be issued on March 1, will have the nominal value of euro1."Together with the postal stamp, we will release an envelope with a First Day Cover postmark bearing the March 1, 2019 date and the domicile of Jarabina village," said Jana Pobiscaronova from Slovenska Poscaronta, as quoted by the TASR newswire.The motif on the First Day Cover envelope is the symbolic erection of the American flag on Iwo Jima, while the main motif on the FDC stamp are the gravestones of Arlington cemetery.
The core team of Brian Asher, Colin Dorrance, Paul Rae, David Walpole and David Whalley will complete the challenge later this month by cycling 600 miles from the Lockerbie memorial at Arlington Cemetery, Washington, to Syracuse, whose university lost 35 students in the atrocity.
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Arlington Cemetery may not sound a great draw, but it is, believe me.

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