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Arlington National Cemetery was established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a great grand-daughter of Martha Washington.

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Arlington National Cemetary, Washington DC - This place takes your breath away. Thank you to all the men who gave it all.

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Arlington National Cemetary Pay Your Respect!!! Make sure to stick around and watch the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier. Bring some tissue.

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963. The site was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke, a long-time friend of President Kennedy's. The permanent John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame grave site was consecrated and opened to the public on March 15, 1967. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jfk.htm

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Here are 5 ways to explore Arlington National Cemetery on a deeper level. It is a special place, solemn and heart-breaking, but beautiful and inspiring too.

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