There are two brothers who are both veterans. When the other visited one of them in Washington D.C. a couple of years ago, they had to make trips to Arlington National Cemetery and Vietnam Memorial. One of them reviewed the Vietnam Memorial last month. Together with these experiences were sobering ventures that force home the private cost of freedom. This only portrays how much freedom is not free and that it is crucial to obtain. The men that compensated for our freedom are now commemoratively resting at these places – The Vietnam Memorial, The Korean War Memorial and The World War II Memorial. The last will shortly grace the Mall, hopefully.
One of the numerous points of interest in the Arlington National Cemetery is the ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial that is located at the north of the cemetery. This shrine is contributed to the Marines who battled at Iwo Jima during World War II. When the two brothers went to John F. Kennedy’s tomb which is near the visitor’s center, Jackie (Kennedy/Onasis) has just been newly laid to rest. The permanent marker for her was not yet been placed. There is an eternal flame that burns at this tombstone. As the brothers walk down the isle of the cemetery from Kennedy’s burial place, the Brown Bomber can be seen buried on the right.
The place where the Arlington Cemetery now lays was once the residence of Robert E. Lee. This spot has been seized by the United States War Department during the civil war and turned it into a memorial park. The nature of war is one of the main reasons why this has been done, in order to prevent Robert Lee from returning home.
The famous cemetery is situated at the southwest of Washington D.C., transversely at the Potomac River. This has a bridge that is directly from Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. Maps of the Cemetery may be acquired from the Visitor’s Center via Memorial Drive and reasonably large.
One of the favorite stops of the brothers was at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This spot is significant because the Army does a ‘Dog and Pony’ demonstration for the community. You would love to watch Military Precision while soldiers on duty walk their posts. This spot flavors the entertainment of the guests and at the same time reminding them of the cost of war.
At the South on US 1 from Arlington National Cemetery is where you can find the Pentagon. It is just a short drive for people who never stopped visiting the place and enjoying the trip to the cemetery. The brothers look forward to stay and see the spot again in a few years time. If you also plan to visit the beautiful Arlington Cemetery in the near future, do bring comfortable shoes.