Arlington cemetery parking

Arlington National Cemetery. A place where no words can truly express the range of emotions felt when standing among those who gave their lives for our freedoms.

Arlington National Cemetery. A place where no words can truly express the range of emotions felt when standing among those who gave their lives for our freedoms.

eParks.com: Arlington Cemetery Patch - eParks - Where your purchase supports America's National Parks.

eParks.com: Arlington Cemetery Patch - eParks - Where your purchase supports America's National Parks.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Amphitheatre at Arlington Cemetary - Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial #USA

Amphitheatre at Arlington Cemetary - Virginia, directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial #USA

Arlington Cemetery in the fall.

Arlington Cemetery in the fall.

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