Arlington National Cemetery

Across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial and grand buildings representing American democracy is one of the most symbolic parcels of land in the United States. Arlington National Cemetery covers 624 acres and is the final resting place of American presidents, Supreme Court justices, famous historical figures, deceased veterans, and legions of American soldiers from all U.S. wars. More than 4 million people visit Arlington National Cemetery each year for a variety of reasons. Some go to walk the beautiful parklike terrain and read the names that chronicle a nation’s history, some to pay respect to military heroes, others to visit a deceased family member, and many to see a fallen family member or a friend laid to rest after dying in service of ...

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