Photos Of The Week

April 2012

April 30, 2012

The Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda, pictured with Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony, April 30, 2012. Prime Minister Noda also placed a wreath in section 60 at Arlington.   U.S. Army photo by Leroy Council

April 23, 2012

Arlington has created “sustainable” landscape beds -- like that shown here on Custis Walk – which uses native plants like River birch, bayberry, blue flag Iris and swamp milkweed. These landscape beds not only require less water, pesticides and fertilizers, but also attract pollinators and absorb storm water runoff. Photo by Melissa Bohan, Arlington National Cemetery

April 18, 2012

This tree is one of the 36 Memorial Trees located in Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the nation's Medal of Honor recipients. Located in section 23, near gravesite 21979, this tree is the Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash, which was grown from seeds collected at Stowe’s birthplace in Hartford, Conn. Stowe is most remembered for her indictment of slavery in "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among th...

April 08, 2012

Sunrise at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Approximately 3,500 people attended Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery on April 8, 2012. The service was hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Command Chaplain, which supports the Command Master Religious Program and provides spiritual support for our Service Members and families. Photo by Shaunteh D. Kelly, MDW Public Aff...

April 02, 2012

Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commander of the Military District of Washington hosted a full honor wreath ceremony for the Minister of Defense of Peru. Luis Alberto Otárola laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, March 28, 2012. Otárola visited Arlington National Cemetery before meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta. U.S. Army photo

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