Arlington, VA - Nearly 400,000 American war dead, as well as many notable Americans (among them Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy), are interred in Arlington National Cemetery, established as the nation's cemetery in 1864. While you're here, there's a good chance you might hear the clear, doleful sound of a trumpet playing taps or the sharp reports of a gun salute. There are an average of 27 funerals held every weekday.
Arlington National Cemetery Going High Tech:It is solemn and reverent ground. And now a visit to Arlington National Cemetery is just a couple clicks away. The cemetery is using new geospatial mapping technology to improve operations and provide a better experience for visitors.
Map of the Arlington, Va. National Cemetery / Relief shown by hachures. Above compass rose: Magnetic meridian spring of 1892. Annotated on original map: From Report on the re-burial of the Confederate dead in Arlington Cemetery ... by the Charles Broadway Rouss Camp No. 1191, United Confederate Veterans of Washington. Washington. 1901. E641.U57. "Official." Oriented with north to the right. "B-3." Available also through the Library of Congress
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For Memorial Day: Updated 1901 Map of the Arlington National Cemetery aftermoving of the Confederate dead into their own section. Annotated on original map: From Report on the re-burial of the Confederate dead in Arlington Cemetery by the Charles Broadway Rouss Camp No. 1191, United Confederate Veterans of Washington. Washington. 1901. E641.U57. - Official. Oriented with north to the right. Fully explore the map at http://zoom.it/soe5
Arlington Cemetery - May they Rest in Peace and may we always honor and remember their service and sacrifice. Need a bigger wake up call to not take your freedom and this Nation's Veterans for granted? Visit the cemeteries from the D-Day Landing Beaches; nothing but grave-markers as wide and as far as you can see and continuing well beyond the horizon.
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