This beautiful shot at Arlington National Cemetery was taken by Horticulturist Kelly Wilson. This area is along Custis Walk and section 27 near the Ord & Weitzel gate. Many people walk through this area everyday on their way to the Iwo Jima Memorial.
Photo by Kelly D. Wilson, Horticulturist, Arlington National Cemetery
August 12, 1898 - An armistice was signed between Spain and the United States to end the fighting in the Spanish-American War. The Treaty of Paris officially ended the war Dec. 10, 1898. There are several monuments and memorials at Arlington that honor those who served in the war. One is the Spanish-American War Nurses Monument. The Spanish-American War was the first war involving the United States in which nurses were assigned as a special, quasi-military unit. The Society of Spanish-American War Nurses dedicated a monument to the memory of those brave women volunteers who nursed the wounded and sick during the war. Many of the nurses who served and lost their lives during the war are now buried near the monument in Section 21 of Arlington. Other monuments include the Spanish-American War Monument and the Rough Riders Monument.
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On Aug. 5, 2002, the turret of the USS Monitor was raised from the Atlantic Ocean with the remains of two crew members inside. The Monitor made nautical history when the Union ship fought the Confederate CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862 in the first battle between two ironclads. The Monitor sank about nine months later in rough seas during a storm with 16 crew members onboard. The two unidentified remains found in the turret were buried at Arlington, March 8, 2013. All of the names of the lost crew members are inscribed on the headstone.
Photo by Jennifer Lynch, Arlington National Cemetery
Christian Theroux shared this photo of his son during a recent visit to the gravesite of his grandfather Col. Gerald Dailey, U.S. Army, World War II and Vietnam veteran interred at Arlington.
Photo courtesy Christian Theroux
Sunrise over Arlington National Cemetery
Melissa Bohan, public affairs specialist, snapped this photo of the summer sun rising over section 54 in Arlington, July 17, 2013.
Photo by Melissa Bohan, Arlington National Cemetery
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” provides music in support of the leadership of the United States of America to include all branches of government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and for a wide spectrum of national and international events including troop support, community and civil relations, recruiting initiatives, and outreach to music education centers of influence. “Pershing’s Own” routinely performs at full honor wreath ceremonies and other events at Arlington National Cemetery and is currently performing its Sunsets with a Soundtrack concerts at the U.S. Capitol.
Heroes Remembered: The 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice observance is scheduleded for Saturday, July 27, 2013. The event will honor and recognize all Korean War Veterans on the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on the National Mall at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. The 59th Anniversary observance was held in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: U.S. Army.
This week the country commemorates its freedom and independence as a nation with the celebration of Independence Day. The American flag is commonly displayed on Independence Day. At Arlington National Cemetery, the two flagpoles on the grounds, the Woodhull Memorial flagpole and the Arlington House flagpole (shown here), fly flags at half-staff, commencing a half hour before the first burial service of the day. They remain at half-staff until a half hour after the last service.
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The transfer of the remains of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Zuinglius K. McCormack, a Civil War veteran May 9, 2013 at the dedication of Arlington National Cemetery’s Columbarium Court No. 9.
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A sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns marches past the wreath placed June 14, 2013 in commemoration of the Army's 238th Birthday.
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