The Arlington National Cemetery which is presently situated across from D.C. over the Lincoln Memorial Bridge is a tribute to our Military heroes. These heroic people truly gave their future for our present days. They have given our country so much that many men and women sacrificed themselves to protect our unification. It guaranteed us the freedom we benefit from today. It is therefore significant that we recognize their love for this country and dedication. They should never be forgotten.
This National Cemetery also houses veterans who serve and fight during World War 1, World War 2, Korean, Vietnam and other military conquest. These battles made us an inspiration of Democracy. The current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq also created new heroes. They are interred in these sacred grounds in which their gravestones may also be visited. The names of these courageous heroes may be unknown to us, but we do recognize their strong sense of duty and valor.
Arlington Cemetery is composed of six hundred twenty four acres of land. This ground was once belonged to the wife of General Robert E. Lee. Her name is Mary Anna Lee. This blessed ground is the interment place for two hundred ninety thousand people whose headstones are lined up as far as the eye can see. This tells us again of how freedom is not liberated.
One of the sacred places to visit in Arlington Cemetery is the burial place for our great President John F. Kennedy. It is called the Eternal Flame. Anyone would be inspired every time they visit this sanctified place. He quoted – ‘Think not what my country can do for me but what I can do for my country’. Among the many famous people who earned the right to be interred in this sanctuary cemetery is his brother Robert F. Kennedy. And together with three thousand eight hundred slaves, this is a fitting justice for our heroes.
The Arlington National Cemetery also houses a couple of memorials. A few of them are open to the public such as the Challenger Explosion, Pan Am 103 bombing. The USS Maine is one of the favorites of the people. These places are strongly recommended. In case you are in Washington D.C., do not fail to visit this sanctuary. This allows us to realize how blessed we are to have heroes who now lay in the Arlington National Cemetery.