Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA)
By Coral Gundlach, Real Lives. Not Just Real Estate.
If you are looking for a way to honor our Veterans this Veteran's Day, 2012, perhaps a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery is in order.  Arlington, Virginia is probably most known nationwide for the beautiful National Cemetery where our service men and women are honored and buried.   27-30 funerals are held there each day, and you can search for the schedule on line.    Arlington National Cemetery is open 365 days a year, 7 days a week. While you are there,  you can also visit the striking Iwo Jima Memorial, which also gives you panoramic views of Washington DC the Washington Monument and even the Capitol building, as you can see from the picture below.  the Netherlands Carillon and the  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is guarded 24/7 365 regardless of weather.   The Changing of ...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
A Memorial Day Visit To Arlington Cemetery One of the great things about living in Washington, DC is proximity to so many special places.  And of course Arlington National Cemetery is one of them.   And this afternoon, we headed across the Potomac to see this beautiful place on Memorial Day.  We got there late in the day, just in time to see the changing of the guard ceremony and the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.  If you come to Washington, this is an inspiring place to visit.  It's the final resting place for some many important figures in our country's history, and a stunning reminder of the sacrafices that so many men and women made serving the country.
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
I have no idea if this person is somehow related. My husband JOHN GOULDING, is 3rd generation Californian. Imagine my surprise when Tyler found this Lieutenant's Tomb Stone from Company C in the Civil War when I was in Arlington with Tyler before he left for Iraq. Freaky - a tad bit.  Goulding is NOT a common name in the Bay Area of California... perhaps it was in 1865
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
This is a shot of Arlington House, the Lee family's home, that I took this monrning crossing Memorial Bridge.  The house is on top of the hill, and the flag is half mast, as it is any day there is a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. © 2009 Patricia Kennedy. Unless otherwise noted, the content, both written and in pictures, is the property of Patricia Kennedy . If you would like to use this image, please  email me ( with your request. I'll almost certainly say yes, and ask only that you provide a link back to my original content as well as an acknowledgment.  The same thing applies to any other material you see posted here on Active Rain or on any of my other blogs.
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
Last night, after I read Katerina Gassett's Choices Are Not Void Of Consequences, I realized that after living in Washington, DC for almost 4 decades, I had never been to Arlington National Cemetery.  So this afternoon, I did. We turned down an invite to a neighbor's Memorial Day picnic and headed to Arlington.  It's a powerful place, especially over Memorial Day, where each of the thousands of graves has a small American flag, placed exactly one foot in front of each stone. We took the tour bus up the hill to Arlington House, and on the way learned a lot. What we now celebrate as Memorial Day began right after the Civil War.  Widows in the South whose husbands were buried in the North ouldn't go visit them.  Same for Widows in the North who had husbands buried in the South.  So they st...
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