Posts Tagged: arlington national cemetery

Burial and Inurnment Requirements at Arlington National Cemetery

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This post covers the requirements are for in-ground burial as well as inurnments at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.  The requirements for in-ground burials at Arlington National Cemetery are the most stringent in the country. The requirements for burial at Arlington National Cemetery have been tightened in recent years as more and more veterans want to […]

Sunset Parade at Marine Corps Memorial 2019

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Marine Corps Sunset Parade

Every summer the Marine Corps hosts a weekly Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial). The tradition began in 1956, two years after the dedication of the memorial, and has continued ever since. In 2018 the event was moved to the Lincoln Memorial due to renovations at […]

How to Become a Tomb Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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This weekend, following our Arlington National Cemetery Tour, I had the great honor to chat with Sergeant First Class Tanner Welch of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, Sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He let us know some great facts about what it takes to be a tomb guard and even took us on […]

Self Guided Tour: Black History of Arlington National Cemetery

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The simple white marble headstones lined up in rows across Arlington National Cemetery are arranged without regard to rank, gender, branch of military or race. The cemetery however began in a time of slavery, through segregation and discrimination. Many of the men and women buried in Arlington National Cemetery broke through barriers and boundaries to […]

Self-Guided Tour: Notable Women Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

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Women in the military can seem like a modern advancement, but as these women show – we’ve had women nurses, doctors, and officers sacrifice in every war. There are many more women buried in Arlington National Cemetery, from wives of great Generals, to combat pilots who were killed in action. This self guided tour takes […]

The Caisson Platoon at Arlington National Cemetery

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Caisson Platoon at Arlington National Cemetery

This post is about the Caisson Platoon at Arlington National Cemetery and how to visit the Fort Myer stables. It is a scene that defines Arlington National Cemetery and reminds the visitor that this cemetery is no outdoor museum, rather it is an active cemetery. Passing through is the Caisson Platoon of the Third Infantry […]

Visiting Arlington National Cemetery with Kids

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Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most visited sites on a trip to Washington, DC. However, with its meaningful and somber story it can be overwhelming for younger visitors. Don’t let that stop you from sharing the stories and history of this incredible place to visit and learn.

1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington DC

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Use our 1, 2, & 3 Day Itinerary for Washington, DC suggestions to help plan your quick trip to the city. It’s hard to see everything DC has to offer but you can make the most of a weekend trip with our suggestions below. Check out our Guide to Things to Do in DC, with […]

Off the Beaten Track at Arlington National Cemetery

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There is so much to see at Arlington National Cemetery and though our 2.5 hour Arlington National Cemetery tours cover the highlights, there are many off the beaten track sites to see. Some of these sites are covered on our self guided walking tours: Arlington National Cemetery Self Guided Tour Notable Women Buried in Arlington […]

Montgomery Meigs: Visionary and Patron of Arlington National Cemetery

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The founding of Arlington National Cemetery followed a tumultuous four years as the country was embroiled in civil war. While many people and events helped to establish Arlington, none were more influential in the effort than Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs. During the Civil War, Meigs served as the Quartermaster General for the Union Army. He […]