Photos Of The Week

May 2012

May 29, 2012

Ambulance 255 is a World War I ambulance that represents 1,200 Model T Fords that were donated by Americans and driven by American volunteers in France during the war. George King, director of the Ambulance 255 Project, brought the restored ambulance to Arlington National Cemetery, May 29, 2012. King is shown here at the gravesite of Cpl. Frank Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I. Cpl. B...

May 21, 2012

This time of the year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to Arlington National Cemetery to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Zackary Leetham, pictured, visited Arlington with his family. The Leethams didn’t have a friend or loved one buried at Arlington, but came to honor all others. Photo by 2LT James Wirthlin, USAF.

May 14, 2012

Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Military District of Washington and General Necdet Özel, chief of the general staff of the Republic of Turkey render honors as the U.S. Army Band performs the national anthems of Turkey and the United States at an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony, May 10, 2012.

May 07, 2012

The headstone of Army Pvt. William Henry Christman (left, foreground) of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry in section 27 of Arlington National Cemetery. Pvt. Christman was the first military service man interred at Arlington, May 13, 1864, a month before the Arlington was appropriated as a military cemetery. Also, on that day, Pvt. William H. McKinney, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry and Pvt. William Reeve...

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