This Memorial weekend, a holiday wherein we remember and honor our fallen servicemen, that I feature our visit to the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia last month. This US military cemetery is considered as the nation’s most hallowed ground.
When you visit this place, the atmosphere is of beauty, serenity and reverence. Loud talking and boisterous laughing is discouraged in this grounds.
Besides members of the Armed Forces, there were also US presidents that were buried in this cemetery. Photo below is the presidential gravesite of John F Kennedy with the Eternal Flame Memorial. At the distance is the Arlington House.
The Arlington House is built in the highest peak of the land around Washington DC, so you can have a great vantage point for viewing our nation’s capital from afar (photo below).
But the most impressive site, at least for me, is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a historic monument dedicated to deceased US service members whose remains have not been identified. This tomb is guarded 24/7, even in worst weather condition, by members of the Honor Guard.
Join me in paying respects to the fallen men and women of our military. May you have a meaningful Memorial Day celebration.
Below is a video I took of the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.