Thursday, 13 March 2014

Arlington National Cemetery | Washington, United States

Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Virginia, directly across the Potomac river from the Lincoln Memorial, in a Washington, United States, Military cemetery beneath whose 624 acres have been laid casualties, and deceased veterans of the nation's conflicts beginning with the American Civil War, as well as re-interred dead from earlier wars. Old Cemetery, Originally buried here real Hero's, Soldiers who died during the Civil War of 1861-1865. It is noteworthy that the land was confiscated by General Robert E. L. who commanded the Confederate Army during the conflict between North and Southern then they started to bury  unidentified soldiers and poor relatives who could not afford to choose another palace of burial.

However, over time, the trend has changed and the Arlington National Cemetery has become a very prestigious place, where they found their last resting place, several U.S. presidents. Today Cemetery in Arlington takes almost three square kilometers and is one of the most famous n the United States.

Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

To be eligible to be buried here, you must be a participant in the war, an astronaut, President, Chairman of the Supreme Court the owner of the medal of Honor and " Purple Heart" in general, anybody at Arlington National Cemetery have buried. Each cemetery has attracted attention not only for its monument and memorials, many famous personalities buried here. Arlington is no exception - it was buried here, John Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline and brothers Robert and Edward, the famous U.S Secretary of States John Dulles Dozens of Generals, famous Military, Politicians and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every year, on Memorial day and Veterans Day and Arlington National Cemetery Wreath-laying ceremony held on the country's president. Image Credit Jay Parker

Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Every half hour in summer and every hour in the winter at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a changing of the guard duty.This ceremony has not changed since 1921, the date of disposal of the body of unknown soldier killed during the First World war. Twice a year, Memorial Day and Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the memorial of the President. The First Soldiers war buried in Arlington National Cemetery was white soldier, William Henry Christman was made on May 13, 1864, on the orders of General Montgomery Meigs unionists. Now the cemetery can be buried just soldiers with military experience not less than 20 years or certain rewards, as well as their spouses.

Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Every day at Arlington Cemetery takes about 30 funerals. During burial coffin, covered state fag bears the honor guard, rifle salute performed. Arlington Cemetery every year 4 million visit. At least until 2060 Arlington Cemetery, said his staff will continue to be "alive" After that, if there's nowhere to grow, become a legendary cemetery monument to himself. 

Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Winter storm 'Janus' hits Arlington National Cemetery Image Credit 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. - As winter storm Janus dumped several inches of snow on Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. on January 14, the Tomb Sentinels of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) kept their watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ben K. Navratil)

Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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