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"I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion. If silence is ever golden, it must be here, beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung." — #JamesAGarfield (1831-1881) Speech at Arlington Cemetery on Decoration Day (May 30, 1868) — Image: Twilight at the Vietnam Veterans #Memorial in Washington, D.C. (2012) — #memorialday #war #quoteof

"I am oppressed with a sense of the impropriety of uttering words on this occasion. If silence is ever golden, it must be here, beside the graves of fifteen thousand men, whose lives were more significant than speech, and whose death was a poem, the music of which can never be sung." — #JamesAGarfield (1831-1881) Speech at Arlington Cemetery on Decoration Day (May 30, 1868) — Image: Twilight at the Vietnam Veterans #Memorial in Washington, D.C. (2012) — #memorialday #war #quoteof

Officially Approved Government Headstone Religious Symbols, for Arlington National Cemetery and *all* National Cemeteries - while majority are going to be the basic Christian cross or Star of David, this does take into account the many different religions/sects in the United States, where after all Freedom of Religion is a basic right.

Arlington National Cemetery official atheist headstone emblem

Officially Approved Government Headstone Religious Symbols, for Arlington National Cemetery and *all* National Cemeteries - while majority are going to be the basic Christian cross or Star of David, this does take into account the many different religions/sects in the United States, where after all Freedom of Religion is a basic right.

Arlington National Cemetery is offering a special Medal of Honor walking tour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, March 25. It will focus on Medal of Honor recipients buried at Arlington. The tour is free, but reservations are required.

Arlington National Cemetery is offering a special Medal of Honor walking tour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, March 25. It will focus on Medal of Honor recipients buried at Arlington. The tour is free, but reservations are required.

President Kennedy's original gravesite at Arlington Cemetery.  John is buried n the center, flanked by his son, Patrick (left) and stillborn daughter (right).

President Kennedy's original gravesite at Arlington Cemetery. John is buried n the center, flanked by his son, Patrick (left) and stillborn daughter (right).

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ARLINGTON LADIES: Scores of women do their part to ensure that no service member is buried alone at Arlington National Cemetery.

ARLINGTON LADIES: Scores of women do their part to ensure that no service member is buried alone at Arlington National Cemetery.

Dedication of statue to Major Gen'l. Phillip Kearny, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., November 11th, 1914  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Dedication of statue to Major Gen'l. Phillip Kearny, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., November 11th, 1914 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

gracie-bird: “HSH Princess Grace of Monaco leaves flowers and pray in the grave of JFK, during his burial at Arlington Cemetery, Washington (1963). ”

gracie-bird: “HSH Princess Grace of Monaco leaves flowers and pray in the grave of JFK, during his burial at Arlington Cemetery, Washington (1963). ”

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