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Arlington National Cemetery

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Military History & Culture

The nation’s capital has long been the place to pay respects to those who have served the United States. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery, the striking war memorials or a museum that traces the country’s battle history is a sobering and educational reminder of sacrifice.

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Twilight Tattoo is a colorful hourlong military pageant hosted by Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. It features military bands, cannon fire and soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performing traditional drills.
Explore the historic Washington-area battle sites that played pivotal parts in the Civil War.
A detail of the Spirit of Freedom sculpture, part of the African American Civil War Museum in Shaw honoring the 209,000 soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union between 1861-1865.
Tour Ford's Theatre, Arlington National Cemetery and the African American Civil War Memorial over three days in DC.
Washington Monument
See sites like the Marine Corps Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery in this photo tour.
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