25 May 2014

Arlington at 150 Years

I've seen this Military Times article several times, and am sharing it because it is a lovely synopsis of what I consider to be THE national cemetery, although there are over 130 across the country and territories.

Click here for the tribute to Arlington Cemetery at 150 years.
Image credit: Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.
If you've never been to Arlington, it is a place to pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and it is an integral piece of our nation's fabric - both its history and its present. It is a place to reflect upon what it means to serve and give to something greater than oneself, to be there for your nation in a way that, unless you have served, is hard to explain and define, but it changes your perspective on what is important in life....

If you are a nerd like me, you can read more about the inception of the cemetery (during the Civil War) and how it came to be designated as a military cemetery here.

 Official website: Arlington National Cemetery.

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