Photos Of The Week

February 2012

February 27, 2012

Park Ranger Matthew Penrod speaks to a group in Section 27, which is the burial site of freedmen and United States Colored Troops. In recognition of Black History Month, Arlington National Cemetery and the National Park Service conducted a special guided van tour on Feb. 22, 2012 of Arlington National Cemetery focusing on African-American Civil War history. The tour visited important sites associa...

February 20, 2012

Victoria Cross of Australia recipient lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery Benjamin "Ben" Roberts-Smith visited Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 13, 2012 to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and visit Section 60 to pay his respects to the Navy SEALs that are buried there as a result of the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Pictured with James R. Gemmell, deputy superint...

February 13, 2012

The full moon and the U.S. Capitol are seen early in the evening on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 from Arlington National Cemetery. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

February 06, 2012

Recognizing African American History Month Arlington National Cemetery is rich in African American history - from its early days as Arlington Estate, home to dozens of slaves who lived and labored there, to the final resting place of some of America’s most prominent African American heroes. Pictured here is section 27 in Arlington National Cemetery where nearly 3,800 “contrabands" (former slaves...

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