2014-03-13

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. They started to bury unidentified soldiers and poor relatives who could not afford another burial palace.

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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.
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Arlington Cemetery

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 has 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 State John Dulles Dozens of Generals, famous Military, Politicians, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, an Arlington National Cemetery Wreath-laying ceremony is held on the country's President.

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Arlington Cemetery
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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 an unknown soldier killed during the First World war. Twice a year, Memorial Day and Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the President's memorial. 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.

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Military graveyard
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Every day at Arlington Cemetery takes about 30 funerals. During burial coffin, covered state flag bears the honor guard, rifle salute performed. Arlington Cemetery every year, 4 million visits. At least until 2060 Arlington Cemetery, said his staff would continue to be "alive" After that if there's nowhere to grow, become a legendary cemetery monument to himself.

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Cementerio de Arlington
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Military Cemetery
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Arlington Graveyard
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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)

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Arlington Graveyard
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"Taps" performed in Arlington National Cemetery (summer and winter) - Video

Arlington National Cemetery Map

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