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Here are 5 ways to explore Arlington National Cemetery on a deeper level. It is a special place, solemn and heart-breaking, but beautiful and inspiring too.

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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963. The site was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke, a long-time friend of President Kennedy's. The permanent John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame grave site was consecrated and opened to the public on March 15, 1967. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jfk.htm

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"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person." Photo of eagle sitting on Minneapolis' Fort Snelling National Cemetery gravestone of Sgt. Maurice Ruch touches hearts, goes viral. *Click to read the whole, touching story...

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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.

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World War I Memorial At Arlington. The World War One Memorial Arlington National Cemetery This memorial is located in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the graves of General John J. Pershing and many of his "doughboys."

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia, USA

United States Marine Corps ~ The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, D.C in Virginia.

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