Friday, November 4, 2011


Arlington National Cemetery is absolutely beautiful, inspiring, humbling and reverent. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to return. This will be a must see for any visitors coming to DC.
The cemetery sits on Robert E. Lee's estate. General Lee turned down President Lincoln's invitation to lead the Union troops after the state of Virginia decided to secede from the union. He was then made General of the Confederate Army. Lee was then regarded as disloyal by most of the Union officers and his property became a popular burial ground for Union dead. Lee never returned to Arlington.

 The Tomb of the Unknowns is guarded day and night, rain or shine, hurricane or blistering heat by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. This guard has been maintained since July 2, 1937. Never has it been left unattended. It is considered an honor to be a guard here, the requirements are immense, and only a few are chosen each year. Everyone should take the opportunity to attend the changing of the guard, it was really neat.

 JFK's memorial was pretty inspiring here to. I pretty much love this place.


Vista Heights PTSA said...

That was a true highlight of our trip there a couple years ago.

Elena said...

Whoops, Vista Heights is me, Elena. I hate it when I do that.