For Arlington Cemetery in Pennsylvania, see Arlington Cemetery Co
. Arlington Cemetery Co was founded in 1895 It is located on State Road in Drexel Hill Pennsylvania and occupies roughly 130 acres
Tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA) is a government-run military Veteran benefit system with Cabinet -level status
The Memorial Drive leads from the Lincoln Memorial, across the Potomac River, to the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, and the portico of Arlington House is visible at top.
Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Custis Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. 4 Fort Snelling Looking SouthwestJPG|thumb|200px| Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis Minnesota]]" United States National Cemetery " is a designation for 139 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Arlington House (The RE Lee Memorial is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington Virginia, USA and was once the home of Confederate Robert Edward Lee (January 19 1807 &ndash October 12 1870 was a career United States Army officer, an Engineer, and among the most celebrated Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee ( October 1, 1807 &ndash November 5, 1873) was the wife of Confederate General Robert E Martha Custis Washington (née Dandridge) ( June 2, 1731 &ndash May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., near The Pentagon, and is served by the Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line of the Washington Metro system. The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid- Atlantic coast of the United States. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Pentagon is the Headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. Arlington Cemetery is a Washington Metro station in Arlington, Virginia on the Blue Line.
More than 290,000 people are buried in an area of 624 acres (2. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 53 km²). Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" The War in Afghanistan, which began on October 7 2001 as the U The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.
Arlington shares with Mill Springs National Cemetery, the only other open cemetery in the system, the distinction of being the oldest military burial ground in the United States. Mill Springs National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the town of Nancy, eight miles (13 km west of the city of Somerset in
Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery are administered by the Department of the Army. United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, in Washington D The Department of the Army is one of the three Service departments in the United States Department of Defense. The other National Cemeteries are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or by the National Park Service. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA) is a government-run military Veteran benefit system with Cabinet -level status The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation
Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion) and its grounds are administered by the National Park Service as a memorial to Lee.
Traditionally, American military cemeteries developed from the duty of commanders on the frontier and in battle to care for their casualties. When Civil War casualties overflowed hospitals and burial grounds near Washington, D. C. , Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs proposed in 1864 that 200 acres (0. Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (ˈmɛɡz ( May 3, 1816 &ndash January 2, 1892) was a career United States Army officer civil engineer 81 km²) of the Robert E. Lee family property at Arlington be taken for a cemetery. "The grounds about the mansion", Meigs wrote, "are admirably adapted to such a use. " Burials had in fact begun at Arlington before the ink was even blotted on Meigs's proposal. By war's end, 16,000 graves filled the spaces close to the house. Custis Lee, heir to the property, sued the government claiming ownership of the land. After the Supreme Court ruled in Lee's favor, Congress paid him $150,000 for title to the land.
Plan and roadways of Arlington National Cemetery.
Before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee had been a West Point graduate and a United States Army officer. "USMA" redirects here For other uses see USMA (disambiguation The United States Military Academy (also known as USMA, The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. When Fort Sumter was forced to surrender, President Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Federal army. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal Lee demurred, because he wanted to see how Virginia would decide. When Virginia announced its secession, Lee resigned his commission and took command of the armed forces of the state of Virginia, and later became commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. Secession (derived from the Latin term secessio is the act of withdrawing from an organization union or especially a political entity The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.  He quickly established himself as an able commander, defeating a series of Union generals, until his final defeat and surrender at Appomattox Court House. Appomattox Court House is a village located three miles (5 km east of Appomattox, Virginia, USA (25 miles east of Lynchburg Virginia, in the Because of this decision and subsequent performance, Lee was regarded as disloyal by most Union officers. The decision was made to appropriate his farm as a graveyard for mostly Union dead.  In Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day has been celebrated. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May in) On May 30, 1968, the first national ceremony for Memorial day took place in Arlington Nation Cemetery by the President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Part 553 of Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations establishes regulations for Arlington National Cemetery, including eligibility for interment (ground burial) and inurnment (columbarium). 32 C.F.R. 553 Eligibility for burial differs from eligiblity for inurnment in the columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery. Due to limited space, ground burial eligibility criteria are much more restrictive than other National Cemeteries, as well as more restrictive than inurnment in the columbarium.
The persons specified below are eligible for ground burial in Arlington National Cemetery, unless otherwise prohibited.  The last period of active duty of former members of the Armed Forces must have ended honorably. Interment may be casketed or cremated remains.
- Any active-duty member of the Armed Forces (except those members serving on active duty for training only).
- Any veteran who is retired from active military service with the Armed Forces.
- Any veteran who is retired from the Reserves is eligible upon reaching age 60 and drawing retired pay; and who served a period of active duty (other than for training).
- Any former member of the Armed Forces separated honorably prior to October 1, 1949 for medical reasons and who was rated at 30% or greater disabled effective on the day of discharge. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
- Any former member of the Armed Forces who has been awarded one of the following decorations:
- The President of the United States or any former President of the United States. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army, awarded for extreme The Navy Cross is the second highest medal that can be awarded by the Department of the Navy and the second highest award given for valor. The Air Force Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force. The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest non-valorous military and civilian decoration of the United States of America military which is issued for exceptionally meritorious The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving
- Any former member of the Armed Forces who served on active duty (other than for training) and who held any of the following positions:
- An elective office of the U. S. Government (such as a term in Congress).
- Office of the Chief Justice of the United States or of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- An office listed, at the time the person held the position, in 5 USC 5312 or 5313 (Levels I and II of the Executive Schedule).
- The chief of a mission who was at any time during his/her tenure classified in Class I under the provisions of Section 411, Act of 13 August 1946, 60 Stat. Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 1002, as amended (22 USC 866) or as listed in State Department memorandum dated March 21, 1988. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar)
- Any former prisoner of war who, while a prisoner of war, served honorably in the active military, naval, or air service, whose last period of military, naval or air service terminated honorably and who died on or after November 30, 1993. Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)
- The spouse, widow or widower, minor child, or permanently dependent child, and certain unmarried adult children of any of the above eligible veterans.
- The widow or widower of:
- a member of the Armed Forces who was lost or buried at sea or officially determined to be missing in action.
- a member of the Armed Forces who is interred in a US military cemetery overseas that is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The American Battle Monuments Commission ( ABMC) is a small independent agency of the United States government.
- a member of the Armed Forces who is interred in Arlington National Cemetery as part of a group burial.
- The surviving spouse, minor child, or permanently dependent child of any person already buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
- The parents of a minor child, or permanently dependent child whose remains, based on the eligibility of a parent, are already buried in ANC. A spouse divorced from the primary eligible, or widowed and remarried, is not eligible for interment.
- Provided certain conditions are met, a former member of the Armed Forces may be buried in the same grave with a close relative who is already buried and is the primary eligible.
Prohibitions Against Burial or Inurnment
Congress has from time to time created prohibited categories of persons that, even if otherwise eligible for burial, lose that eligibility. One such prohibition is against certain persons that are convicted of committing certain state or federal capital crimes, as defined in statute. See 38 U.S. Code § 2411. Capital crime is a specifically defined term in the statute, and for state offenses can include offenses that are eligible for a life sentence (with or without parole). The reasoning for this provision originally was to prevent Timothy McVeigh from being eligible at Arlington National Cemetery, but it has since been amended to prevent others. 
Also prohibited under the same statute are those determined, with clear and convincing evidence, to have avoided such conviction by death or fleeing. See 38 U.S. Code § 2411. This provision was meant to deal with situations where eligible persons commit murder and then commit suicide or flee and avoid a conviction for that crime, which would mean they would not lose their eligibility like those that made it to trial and conviction.
Panorama of a small section of Arlington National Cemetery.
Tomb of the Unknowns
The Tomb of the Unknowns. The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named is a monument dedicated to American servicemen who have
The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Throughout history many Soldiers have died in wars without their remains being identified It stands on top of a hill overlooking Washington, D. C.
One of the more popular sites at the Cemetery, the tomb is made from Yule marble quarried in Colorado. It consists of seven pieces, with a total weight of 79 short tons (72 metric tons). The short ton ( S/T) is a unit of mass equal to 2000 lb (around 907 This article is about the tonne or metric ton For other tons see Ton. The tomb was completed and opened to the public April 9, 1932, at a cost of $48,000. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar.
It was initially named the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. " Other unknown servicemen were later buried there, and it became known as the "Tomb of the Unknowns", though it has never been officially named. The soldiers buried there are:
- Unknown Soldier of World War I, interred November 11, 1921. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar President Warren G. Harding presided. Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2 1865 August 2 1923 was the twenty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1921 until his death from a heart attack aged
- Unknown Soldier of World War II, interred May 30, 1958. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. President Dwight D. Eisenhower presided. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general
- Unknown Soldier of the Korean War, also interred May 30, 1958. The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. President Dwight Eisenhower presided again, Vice President Richard Nixon acted as next of kin.
- Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War, interred May 28, 1984. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) President Ronald Reagan presided. The remains of the Vietnam Unknown were disinterred, under the authority of President Bill Clinton, on May 14, 1998, and were identified as those of Air Force 1st Lt. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Michael J. Blassie, whose family had him reinterred near their home in St. Louis, Missouri. First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie ( April 4, 1948 - May 11, 1972) was an officer in the United States Air Force. It has been determined that the crypt at the Tomb of the Unknowns that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain empty.
The Tomb of the Unknowns is perpetually guarded by the U. S. Army. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard") began guarding the Tomb April 6, 1948. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Arlington Memorial Amphitheater
Exterior facade of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater is modeled on Roman amphitheatres. It is built of Vermont Imperial Danby marble in the Ionic order
. The Ionic order column forms one of the three '''orders''' or '''organizational systems''' of Classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the
The Tomb of the Unknowns is part of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater. The Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, near the center of the Cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknowns where Unknown American Servicemembers The Memorial Amphitheater has hosted state funerals and Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May in) Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military Veterans. Ceremonies are also held for Easter. Easter ( Greek: Πάσχα Pascha or Pasxa) is the most important religious feast in the Christian Liturgical year. About 5,000 people attend these holiday ceremonies each year. The structure is mostly built of Imperial Danby marble from Vermont. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The Memorial Display room, between the amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns, uses Botticino stone, imported from Italy. See also Lombardia (wine Sources Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The amphitheater was the result of a campaign by Ivory Kimball to construct a place to honor America's soldiers. Judge Ivory G Kimball ( 5 May 1843 in Wells York Maine - 15 May, 1916) and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Congress authorized the structure March 4, 1913. Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Woodrow Wilson laid the cornerstone for the building on October 15, 1915. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28 1856—February 3 1924 was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The cornerstone contained 15 items including a Bible and a copy of the Constitution. 
Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater
Before the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater was completed in 1921, important ceremonies were held at what is now known as the "Old Amphitheater. " This structure sits where Robert E. Lee once had his gardens. The amphitheater was built in 1868 under the direction of General John A. Logan. For other persons with similar names see John Logan. John Alexander Logan ( February 8, 1826 &ndash December 26 Gen. James Garfield was the featured speaker at the Decoration Day dedication ceremony, May 30, 1868. James Abram Garfield (November 19 1831 September 19 1881 was the twentieth President of the United States. Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May in) Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The amphitheater has an encircling colonnade with a latticed roof that once supported a web of vines. The amphitheater has a marble dais, known as "the rostrum", which is inscribed with the U. For the Ronin Warriors character see Dais (Ronin Warriors. Desert Senna ( Senna covesii) is locally known as "dais" S. national motto found on the Great Seal of the United States, E pluribus unum ("Out of many, one"). The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government. E pluribus unum, Latin for "Out of Many One" is a motto found on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis and The amphitheater seats 1,500 people and has hosted speakers such as William Jennings Bryan. For other persons of the same name see William Bryan and William Jennings. 
Other notable sites
Other frequently visited sites in the cemetery are the USMC War Memorial (commonly known as the "Iwo Jima Memorial") and the Netherlands Carillon (these sites are actually located adjacent to the cemetery), and the grave of President John F. Kennedy. The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial Statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon in The Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America in John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of Kennedy is buried with his wife and two of their children. He was placed here March 14, 1967. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. His grave is marked with an eternal flame. The John F Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U His brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, is also buried nearby. Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20 1925 – June 6 1968 also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a The latter's grave is marked by a simple cross.
and marker at the grave of John F. An eternal flame is a flame or torch that burns constantly The flame that burned constantly at Delphi, was an archaic feature "alien to the ordinary Greek temple"
Kennedy, 35th president of the United States.
The federal government dedicated a model community for freed slaves, Freedman's Village, near the current Memorial Amphitheater, December 4, 1863. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common More than 1,100 freed slaves were given land by the government, where they farmed and lived during and after the Civil War. They were turned out in 1890 when the estate was repurchased by the government and dedicated as a military installation.
In Section 27, there are buried more than 3,800 former slaves, called "Contrabands" during the Civil War. Their headstones are designated with the word "Civilian" or "Citizen". A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a Burial
Remembering the Maine: The memorial to the USS Maine.
Also, in the cemetery, there is a Confederate section with graves of soldiers of the Confederate States of America and a Confederate Memorial. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 
Near the Tomb of the Unknowns stands a memorial to the 266 men who lost their lives aboard the USS Maine. "The Maine" redirects here For the pop punk band see The Maine (band. The memorial is built around a mast salvaged from the Maine's wreckage. The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical or near vertical Spar, or arrangement of Spars which supports the Sails Large ships have several masts  (The Maine's other mast is erected at the United States Naval Academy, making the Maine the "longest ship in the Navy" in Naval Academy tradition. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States ) The Maine Memorial has served as the temporary resting place for foreign heads of state allied with the United States who died in exile in the United States during the Second World War, pending the return of their remains to their homeland. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including These were Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippines and Ignacy Jan Paderewski of Poland. Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (b August 19, 1878 in Baler Aurora, Philippines - d The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Ignacy Jan Paderewski GBE (November 18 1860 - June 29 1941 was a Polish Pianist, Composer, Diplomat, and politician and the Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland
memorial honoring the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger
. A cenotaph is a tomb or a Monument erected in honour of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere Space Shuttle Challenger ( NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099 was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service
The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial was dedicated on May 20, 1986 in memory of the crew of flight STS-51-L, who died during launch on January 28, 1986. NASA 's Space Shuttle, officially called the Space Transportation System ( STS) is the Spacecraft currently used by the United States Space Shuttle Challenger ( NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099 was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) STS-51-L was the twenty-fifth flight of the American Space Shuttle program, which marked the first time a civilian had flown aboard the Space Shuttle The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster took place on January 28 1986 when ''Challenger'', a Space Shuttle operated by NASA, broke apart Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Transcribed on the back of the stone is the text of the John Gillespie Magee, Jr. poem entitled High Flight. John Gillespie Magee Junior ( June 9, 1922 &ndash December 11, 1941) On his grave are inscribed the first and last lines from his poem John Gillespie Magee Junior ( June 9, 1922 &ndash December 11, 1941) On his grave are inscribed the first and last lines from his poem Although many remains were identified and returned to the families for private burial, some were not, and were laid to rest under the marker. Two of the crew members, Scobee and Smith, are buried in Arlington, as well. Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee ( May 19, 1939 - January 28, 1986) was an American Astronaut who was killed commanding Michael John Smith usually known as Mike Smith ( April 30, 1945 – January 28, 1986) was an American Astronaut There is also a similar memorial to those who died when the Shuttle Columbia broke apart during reentry on February 1, 2003, dedicated on the first anniversary of the disaster. Space Shuttle Columbia ( NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy Space shuttle in NASA 's The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Astronauts Laurel Clark, David Brown and Michael Anderson are also buried in Arlington. An astronaut or cosmonaut (космона́вт) is a person trained
On a knoll just south of Arlington House, with views of the Washington Monument and Capitol, is a memorial to Pierre-Charles L'Enfant, the architect who laid out the city of Washington. His remains lie below a marble memorial incised with his plan for the city. L'Enfant envisioned a grand neoclassical capital city for the young republic that would rival the capitals of European monarchies.
There are memorials to those killed in two acts of terrorist violence:
- The Pentagon memorial, which takes the shape of the Pentagon, is the memorial to the 184 victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The memorial lists the names of all the victims that were killed.
- The cairn, the Lockerbie memorial, which is the memorial to the 270 killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Lockerbie ( Scottish Gaelic: Logarbaidh) is a town in the Dumfries and Galloway region of south-western Scotland. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The memorial is made up of 270 stones, one for each person killed in the disaster (259 on the plane, 11 on the ground). The fact that 189 of the victims were Americans made the bombing the worst act of terrorist violence against Americans prior to 9/11.
The noted composer, arranger, trombonist and Big Band leader Maj. Alton Glenn Miller of the U.S. Army Air Forces has been missing in action since December 15, 1944. Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and The United States Army Air Forces ( USAAF) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Miller was eligible for a memorial headstone in Arlington National Cemetery as a service member who died on active duty whose remains were not recoverable. At his daughter's request, a stone was placed in Memorial Section H, Number 464-A on Wilson Drive in Arlington National Cemetery in April 1992.
There are only two mausoleums located within the confines of the Cemetery. A mausoleum ( plural: mausolea is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or persons One is for the family of General Nelson Appleton Miles located in Section 3 and the other one belongs to the family of General Thomas Crook Sullivan and it is located in Section 1. Nelson Appleton Miles ( August 8, 1839 &ndash May 15, 1925) was an American soldier who served in the American Civil War, Indian Thomas Crook Sullivan ( November 14 1833 &ndash March 11 1908) was a brigadier general in the United States Army.
There is a Canadian Cross of Sacrifice with the names of all the citizens of the USA who lost their lives fighting in the Canadian forces during the Korean War and the two World Wars. The Cross of Sacrifice or War Cross was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the focal point of the numerous
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial can be found at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.
On May 15, 1997, after more than two decades of denying the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos during the Vietnam War conflict, the U. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The Laotian Civil War ( 1962 - 1975) was an internal fight between the Communist Pathet Lao and the Royal Lao Government in which Laos (ˈlɑːoʊs or /ˈlaʊs/ officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a Landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia S. government officially acknowledged this once covert war, honoring its U. S. and Laotian Hmong veterans with the opening of the Laos Memorial on the Arlington National Cemetery grounds, along a path between the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknowns. The terms Hmong (m̥ɔ̃ŋ and Mong ( both refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southern China. The Laos Memorial is a small memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, located between the path to the JFK memorial and the Tomb of the Unknowns, in The John F Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named is a monument dedicated to American servicemen who have
Arlington House flag flying at half-staff. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named is a monument dedicated to American servicemen who have The Arlington Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, near the center of the Cemetery is the home of the Tomb of the Unknowns where Unknown American Servicemembers The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial Statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon in The Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America in The John F Kennedy Eternal Flame is a presidential memorial at the gravesite of U Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20 1925 – June 6 1968 also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a
The flag is lowered during interments. 
The flags in Arlington National Cemetery are flown at half-staff from a half hour before the first funeral until a half hour after the last funeral each day. A funeral is a Ceremony marking a person's Death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of Beliefs and practices used by a Culture to remember Funerals are normally conducted five days a week, excluding weekends.
Funerals, including interments and inurnments, average well over 20 a day. The Cemetery conducts approximately 5,400 burials each year. 
With more than 290,000 people interred there, Arlington National Cemetery has the second-largest number of people buried of any national cemetery in the United States. The largest of the 130 national cemeteries is the Calverton National Cemetery, on Long Island, near Riverhead, New York, which conducts more than 7,000 burials each year. Calverton National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in eastern Long Island in Calverton New York in the Town of Riverhead Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches Riverhead New York may refer to Riverhead (town New York Riverhead (CDP New York, within the town of Riverhead
In addition to in-ground burial, Arlington National Cemetery also has one of the larger columbariums for cremated remains in the country. A columbarium (plural columbaria or columbariums) is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary Urns (i Four courts are currently in use, each with 5,000 niches. When construction is complete, there will be nine courts with a total of 50,000 niches; capacity for 100,000 remains. Any honorably discharged veteran is eligible for inurnment in the columbarium, if they served on active duty at some point in their career (other than for training). See 32 C.F.R. 553.15a
Respectful silence is requested at Arlington. This list states all of the notable individuals that are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Notable military figures
- Creighton Abrams (1914-1974), United States Army General who commanded U. Creighton Williams Abrams Jr ( September 15 1914 – September 4 1974) was a United States Army General who commanded military The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. S. military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968-1972
- "Hap" Arnold (1886-1950), first General of the Air Force
- Gordon Beecher (1904-1973), United States Navy Vice Admiral and composer
- Jeremy Michael Boorda (1939-1996), US Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations
- Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912-1988), World War II Marine Corps fighter ace, Medal of Honor recipient, and commander of the "Black Sheep Squadron" (basis for the 1970s TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep)
- Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981), commanded the 12th Army Group in Europe during World War II, first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Ruby G. Bradley (1907-2002), Colonel and, with 34 medals, one of the most decorated women in U. This article describes three distinct but related terms military operations Operations as military events and operational level of war The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold GCB ( June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was a five-star General officer General of the Air Force (GOAF is a five-star General officer rank and is the highest possible rank in the United States Air Force. William Gordon Beecher Jr ( January 19, 1904, Baltimore Maryland – December 7, 1973) was an American Composer Vice Admiral is a naval rank equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Jeremy Michael Boorda ( November 26, 1939 – May 16 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy and the 25th Chief Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks of the highest Naval officers Organization of the CNO's Office The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations includes the Chief of Naval Operations the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the Deputy Chiefs Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington USMC, (December 4 1912 - January 11 1988 was an American fighter ace. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including "The Black Sheep" redirects here for other uses see Black Sheep. Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) is a Television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978 Omar Nelson Bradley KCB ( February 12, 1893 &ndash April 8, 1981) was one of the main U An army group is a Military organization consisting of several field armies, which is self-sufficient for indefinite periods World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ( CJCS) is by law the highest ranking military officer overall in the United States Armed Colonel Ruby Bradley ( December 19, 1907 – May 28, 2002) was one of the most decorated women in United States military history S. military history
- Miles Browning (1897-1954), World War I and World War II Navy officer and hero of the Battle of Midway
- Omar Bundy 1861-1940), World War I Major General who commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division in France, awarded the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre. Miles Rutherford Browning ( April 10, 1897 - September 29, 1954) was as an officer in the United States Navy in the Atlantic during World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Battle of Midway was a major Naval battle, widely regarded as the most important one of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Omar Bundy ( June 17 1861 - January 20 1940) was a US army general who participated in the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All The 2nd Infantry Division is a formation of the United States Army. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Croix de Guerre (sometimes lowercase in French Croix de guerre, meaning "Cross of War" is a military decoration of both France and
- Roger Chaffee (1935-1967) and Gus Grissom (1926-1967), astronauts killed in the Apollo 1 fire (Edward White was buried at West Point)
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- Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862-1918), Congressman from New York, killed in action in 1918
- Louis Cukela (1888-1956), Marine Corps Major, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act in World War I
- Jane Delano (1862-1919), Director, Army Nursing Corps
- Sir John Dill (1881-1944) United Kingdom, British Diplomat and Field Marshal
- William J. Donovan (1883-1959), Major General and Chief of the OSS during World War II
- Abner Doubleday (1819-1893), Civil War general erroneously credited with inventing baseball
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- David Haskell Hackworth (1930–2005), Colonel and most decorated American soldier
- William "Bull" Halsey (1882-1959), World War II Navy five-star Fleet Admiral
- Kara Spears Hultgreen (1965–1994), the first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot
- James Jabara (1923-1966), the first American jet ace in history. Bertram Tracy Clayton ( October 19, 1862 &ndash May 30, 1918) was an American Soldier and Politician. Louis Cukela ( Croatian: Luj Čukela, pronounced "chukela" ( 1 May, 1888 &ndash 19 March 1956) was a famous Jane Arminda Delano, born March 13, 1862 in Montour Falls New York, United States – died April 15, 1919 in Field Marshal Sir John Greer Dill, GCB, CMG, DSO ( 25 December 1881 - 4 November 1944) was a The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting Negotiations between representatives of groups or states For other meanings see Field Marshal (disambiguation Field marshal is a military officer rank "Wild Bill Donovan" redirects here For the Baseball Pitcher and manager see William Edward Donovan. The Office of Strategic Services ( OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. Abner Doubleday (June 26 1819 &ndash January 26 1893 was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Rene Arthur Gagnon (March 07 1925 – October 12 1979 was one of the U Biography The son of Joe E and Nancy W Hayes Ira Hayes was born on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton Arizona Michael Strank ( Mykhal Strenk; Michal Strenk (November 10 1919 &ndash March 1 1945 was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II Joseph John Rosenthal ( October 9 1911 &ndash August 20 2006) was an American Photographer who received the Pulitzer Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a David Haskell Hackworth ( November 11, 1930 &ndash May 4, 2005) known affectionately as " Hack " was a retired United Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr, GBE, USN, ( October 30, 1882 &ndash August 16, 1959) (called "Bill World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy (FADM or more commonly referred to as Fleet Admiral, is a five-star Flag officer rank and is the highest possible Kara Spears Hultgreen ( October 5 1965 &ndash October 25, 1994) a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, was the first female James "Jabby" Jabara ( October 10, 1923 - November 17, 1966) was the second-highest-scoring U He's credited with shooting down 15 enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
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- David McCampbell (1910-1996), Captain, the US Navy's top World War II Ace with 34 kills
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- Glenn Miller (1904-1944), Major and well known band leader who disappeared over the English Channel while flying to Paris. Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city His body was never found, but he has a memorial headstone.
- Audie Murphy (1924-1971), U. Also see Audie Murphy legacy. Audie Leon Murphy (June 20 1926 – May 28 S. Army, America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor
- George S. Patton IV (1923-2004), Major General of the Army and son of famed WWII General, George S. George Smith Patton (formerly George Patton IV) ( December 24, 1923 in Boston Massachusetts - June 27, 2004 in South Patton
- John J. Pershing (1860-1948), America's first General of the Armies, commanded American forces in World War I
- Francis Gary Powers (1929-1977), American U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960
- John Aaron Rawlins (1831-1869), Civil War general, chief of staff and later Secretary of War to Ulysses S. Grant
- Alfred C. Richmond (1902-1984), Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
- Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986), father of the Nuclear Navy
- Thomas Selfridge (1882-1908), First Lieutenant in the U. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB ( September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was an officer in the United States Army General of the Armies (or in its full title General of the Armies of the United States) is the highest possible rank in the United States Army World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Francis Gary Powers ( August 17, 1929 &ndash August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose CIA U-2 spy plane The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 John Aaron Rawlins ( February 13, 1831 &ndash September 6, 1869) was an United States Army general during the American Civil The Secretary of War was a member of the United States President's Cabinet, beginning with George Washington 's administration Ulysses S Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27 1822 &ndash July 23 1885 was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States Alfred Carroll Richmond ( January 18, 1902 - March 15, 1984) He served as the eleventh Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Commandant (pronounced /'cɒmʊndɑnt/ or /'cɒmʊndænt/ COM-un-dahnt, -dant is a military or police title or rank Admiral Hyman George Rickover, United States Navy, ( January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was known as the "Father of Nuclear navy, or nuclear powered navy consists of Ships powered by relatively small onboard Nuclear reactors known as naval reactors. Thomas Etholen Selfridge ( February 8, 1882 &ndash September 17, 1908) was a First Lieutenant in the U First Lieutenant is a Military rank. The rank of Lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations (see Comparative military ranks S. Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane
- Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), commanding general, Union Army, Civil War
- Larry Thorne (1919-1965) Finland, Finnish soldier who served in the US special forces and was a World War II veteran; called "soldier who fought under three flags (Finland, Germany and USA)"
- Matt Urban (1919-1995), Colonel, U. Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6 1831 &ndash August 5 1888 was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War Lauri Allan Törni ( May 28, 1919 – October 18, 1965) was a Finnish Army captain who led an infantry company in Finnish Winter and Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Lieutenant Colonel Matt Louis Urban (25 August 1919- 4 March 1995 was a United States Army officer who served with distinction in World War II. S Army, most highly decorated soldier for valor in the history of the US Military
- Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (1883-1953), Major General, hero of Bataan and Corregidor; highest ranking POW in World War II
- Robert Webb (1922-2002), B-17 Flying Fortress pilot
- Joseph Wheeler (1836–1906), served as a Major General for two opposing forces: the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and the U. Jonathan Mayhew "Skinny" Wainwright IV (August 23 1883 &ndash September 2 1953 was a career American army officer and the commander of Allied forces Bataan is a province of the Philippines occupying the whole of Bataan Peninsula on Luzon. For the Spanish historical administrative position see Corregidor (position Corregidor is an island in the entrance of the Philippines Robert S Webb (1922 - 2002 was a lieutenant colonel in the US WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Joseph Wheeler ( September 10 1836 – January 25 1906) was an American military commander and politician S. Army during the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War
- Orde Charles Wingate (1903–1944) United Kingdom, British major general, creator and commander of the Chindits
- Clark H. Woodward (1877-1968), Vice Admiral, served in five wars: the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Boxer Rebellion and both World Wars
- Charles Young (1864-1922), first African-American Lieutenant colonel in the US Army
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Whether or not they were wartime service members, U.S. Presidents are eligible to be buried at Arlington since they oversaw the armed forces. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by
Three state funerals have been held at Arlington: those of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony held to honour Heads of state or other important people of national significance Kennedy, and that of General John J. Pershing.
- ^ Warner, Ezra, Generals in Gray, Baton Rouge, 1959, p. The Laos Memorial is a small memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, located between the path to the JFK memorial and the Tomb of the Unknowns, in The Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America in The Pentagon Memorial, located just southwest of The Pentagon in Arlington Virginia, is a permanent outdoor memorial to the 184 people killed in the building and The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its predecessors The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial Statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillon in 181
- ^ The Civil War: An Illustrated History, Geoffrey Ward, with Ken and Rick Burns. 1990. ISBN 06-7974-2778.
- ^ Eligibility for Interment (Ground Burial). A Guide to Burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates
- ^ Arlington National Cemetery:: Visitor_Information
- ^ http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ussmaine.htm Arlington Cemetery website, USS Maine Memorial. Accessed November 5, 2007. Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
- ^ Location of Arlington House flagpole: Hybrid satellite image/street map from WikiMapia
- ^ Medal of Honor Recipients Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved on April 9, 2006. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
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