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Memorial Day Weekend in Section 60

May 30 2018
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Memorial Day Weekend in Section 60
Family, friends, and visitors honor the fallen in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2018. Every year over Memorial Day weekend, over 135,000 visitors come to Arlington National Cemetery to honor those who have died while in the armed forces. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

Full Honors Funeral of Former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr. in Section 34

The U.S. Army Honor Guard, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon, and The U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, conduct the funeral of former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West, Jr. in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 26, 2018.

Full Honors Funeral for U.S. Army Col. Aleksander Einseln in Section 34

The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoom support the full honors funeral of U.S. Army Col. and Estonian Gen. Aleksander Einseln in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 2, 2018.

Born in Estonia, Einseln immigrated to the United States in 1949 and enrolled in the U.S. Army in 1950 at the outbreak of the Korean War. He served with Special Forces in the Vietnam War and retiring as a Colonel in 1985. In 1993, Einseln returned to Estonia at the request of Estonian President Lennart Meri to serve as the first commander of the Estonian Defence Forces, holding this post until his resignation in 1995.

Einseln died on March 16, 2017. His widow, Kitti Einseln, received the American flag from his casket during the full honors service.
(U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)


Caisson Kiss

Spc. Colin Martin, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), gives a kiss to Hank, an 11 years old Caisson Platoon horse, before conducting funeral training at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Feb. 6, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

Freezing Fog Rolls Across Arlington National Cemetery

Jan 18 2018
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Freezing fog rolls across section 33 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 9, 2018. The Northeast region of America had been experiencing record-breaking low temperatures at the beginning of 2018 but January 9 marked the beginning of a thaw. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

U.S. Air Force Full Honors Funeral

Members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard participate in the military full honors funeral for retired Col. Freeman B. Olmstead in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., July 27th, 2017.  Olmstead became the subject of national attention in July of 1960 when his RB-47 aircraft was shot down by Soviet fighter jets and he became a prisoner of war for 208 days. He was greeted by President John F. Kennedy upon his return to the U.S. in January of 1961. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Columbarium Court 3 on the first day of summer

Jul 12 2017
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The primary mission of Arlington National Cemetery is to function as the nation's premier military cemetery and shrine honoring those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. Seen here is Columbarium Court 3 on the first day of Summer, June 21, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)

Tomb Sentinel stands guard in the rain

A Tomb Sentinel from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) stands guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery June 19, 2017, in the rain. The D.C. metro area was under a severe weather storm warning for much of the afternoon. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser/ Arlington National Cemetery/ released)