Where in the world am I?

May 22 2012, 7:00 am

Arlington National Cemetery

A place to honor and remember.

                   Arlington is a serene garden of stones where this country’s heroes reside and unfortunately welcome new residents almost daily. Remains of unnamed solders from WWI, WWII, and the Korean War rest in the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. The tomb is guarded 24/7, 365 days a year by specially trained members of the 3rd US infantry. None of my own photos do Arlington justice. I did find a couple of videos on YouTube that do.

Arlington National Cemetery – America’s most hallowed ground

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpA3JP1WCIY&feature=related

Changing of the Guard – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqZ-mkdp1H0&feature=related

 The Marine Corps War Memorial

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands along the northern edge of Arlington National Cemetery. It is a symbol of this grateful nation’s esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.

  Tuesday evening during the summer, the Marines host Sunset Parades on the Parade Deck of the Memorial. During the one hour performance, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performance and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon do precision  drills.

The Marine Corps War Memorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcHp5xxbXYc

 

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