Photos Of The Week

March 2012

March 26, 2012

The Danish Minister of Defense, Dr. Nick Haekkerup, lays a wreath March 26, 2012 in Arlington National Cemetery at the memorial to the 135 U.S. airmen killed over Denmark in World War II as Gen. Joergen Jacobsen salutes. The memorial includes 135 bricks from Denmark, one for each of the airmen. The memorial was donated in 1995 by Veterans of the Danish Fight for Freedom.Photo by Sonya Goines, Arli...

March 20, 2012

Today marks the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The festival celebrates the 2012 Centennial of the Gift of Trees. In 1912, 3,000 cherry blossom trees were given to Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Cherry blossom trees can be found all over the DC area, several are located at Arlington National Cemetery. First Lady Helen Louise "Nellie" Herron Taft was instrumental...

March 12, 2012

John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana, visited Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday March 8, 2012, to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ghana at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. President Mills, pictured with Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commander of the Military District of Washington, received a "Full Honor" welcome, which is reserved only for head of state visits, consisting of: a P...

March 05, 2012

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard", hold the pre-folded flags which will be presented to family members of Army Brig. Gen. Terence Hildner during a full honors gravesite service at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 29. Read more about military honors at gravesite services.  Photo by Eboni Myart, Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate (AMVID)

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