Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Arlington National Cemetery


Living in Maryland we are fortunate to have easy access to our nation's capital. The monuments, museums, and gardens are truly some of the best in the world.

Being a history buff it is thrilling to envision the power and intrigue stemming from those buildings.

Just across the bridge from the city you will find Arlington National Cemetery. My husband and I always make time to visit this prestigious and moving site.

From John F. Kennedy's eternal flame to the moving display of the Unknown Soldier you are steeped in our country's history.

Here are just a few of the photographs taken.



On hilltop overlooking city

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Deb! I visited in 1991, and even so long ago it still has left an impression on me. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I agree, it leaves a lasting impression. I don't remember much from my childhood but I remember the first time I visited Arlington in the mid to late 60's. JFK's grave was in a little area surrounded by a white picket fence. I don't remember when things changed but I'll never forget that little fence.

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  3. Arlington is one of my favorites when we go visit my parents in Virginia. I especially love how the cemetery came about. It was Lincoln's way of sticking it to Robert E Lee for choosing to fight for the Confederates. And we think that politics can get dirty today!!

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  4. Beautiful photographs! The last time I visited Arlington was in the late 80s or early 90s. It's an awe-inspiring place. My maternal grandfather is buried there.

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