Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Remembered at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington House, former home of Robert E. Lee
 Tomb of 2,111 unknown soldiers who bodies were found at the Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock

Fields of crosses and the view to the Pentagon as seen in late January.

To every family that has made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, my deepest thanks.

18 comments:

  1. Nice photos of Arlington. It's such a quiet and somber lace.

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  2. I am proud to say that cousins I have in the DC area participate each year in decorating the graves to honor the dead. I haven't been to Arlington in years, when we took our then young son on a hot, hot 4th of July. I need to go back. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I've only been in the fall and winter. Several trips when I was working. But I've always wanted to go in the Spring. There is still so much for me to see there.

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  3. Amen to thanking those we gave it all for our feedom.

    Betty

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  4. It must be so impressive, in person! Those who made the ultimate sacrifice have my undying gratitude, as well.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your pictures today! Truly humbling.
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  6. Thanks for sharing Denise. I visited Arlington Cemetery in 1991 and found it such a special but heartbreaking place.

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  7. How very sad...I can't help wondering about those unknown soldiers.

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  8. Cemeteries are sad places, no matter how one looks at it. The Novodevichy cemetary in Moscow is like an art exhibition - a lot of sculptures, busts, monuments. Still - a very sad place.

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    1. I visited Novodevichy and posted photos a few years ago. I used to think I wanted an elaborate headstone when I died, but not anymore. I just want to go and be in obscurity.

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  9. Beautiful photos and always all soldiers must be remembered. now...something completely different...we have cats outside that are using our garden as a litter box. I was looking up for deterrents and came across this video and at the end it shows deer! I thought you might be interested...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jHYV6nJksw

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    1. I have one of those. So guess what happens if you forget it is on and walk in front of it. Right! Then I moved it to the front yard and it went on everytime a car or person walked down the street. Nice idea if you never want to use your yard, lol.

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  10. I didn't realise Arlington House was once the home of Robert E. Lee. Interesting pictures Denise.

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    1. The story of the house is fascinating. When Lee opted to join with his native Virginia in the Civil War, the Union commandeered his house. The book "On Hallowed Ground" by Robert Poole is an excellent story of the Union using the house for burials during the war, just to spite Lee. Did you know that Lee's wife was a descendant of George Washington?

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    2. No I didn't but don't really know a lot about American history I'm afraid.

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