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"Enemies" Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Despite Arlington National Cemetery (MAP) usually being thought of as a place where America lays to rest its heroes and honored dead, there are also “enemies” buried there.  464 more words

Historic Figures

Nurse's Contributions: Embellished in Stone, No Longer Forgotten

          The “Spirit of Nursing” monument at the Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most notable commemorations that recognizes women’s service in the military. The monument, established in 1938, depicts a beautiful, white marble figure of a female. 809 more words

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Badass Women of History: WASPs

Once upon a time and not so many moons ago (after my Civil War discussion group’s trip to follow Lee’s Retreat), I was temping in Alexandria, Virginia and would spend my lunch breaks wandering around the neighborhood. 1,247 more words

Several Thousand Gather At Arlington To Mark RFK's Death

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Fifty years after his death, Robert F. Kennedy’s words remain powerful. At ceremonies Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, speakers paid homage to his oratory by simply reciting excerpts of his speeches to a crowd of several thousand that gathered to remember him. 642 more words

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California Marine killed in World War II to be buried in Arlington

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,917 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,702 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. 498 more words

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day I usually spend at Arlington National Cemetery. While I go to take photos I have found that I now want to go as much for the people as for the photos. 227 more words

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Who's Memorialized on Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Here’s a reprint from a previous blog post.

Sacred reverence came upon me in hushed whispers when years ago I visited Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. 477 more words

Memorial Day