Photo of the Week: July 15, 2013

Jul 14 2013
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Photo of the Week: July 15, 2013

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” provides music in support of the leadership of the United States of America to include all branches of government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and for a wide spectrum of national and international events including troop support, community and civil relations, recruiting initiatives, and outreach to music education centers of influence.  “Pershing’s Own” routinely performs at full honor wreath ceremonies and other events at Arlington National Cemetery and is currently performing its Sunsets with a Soundtrack concerts at the U.S. Capitol.

Photo of the Week: July 09, 2013

Jul 08 2013
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Photo of the Week: July 09, 2013

Heroes Remembered: The 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice observance is scheduleded for Saturday, July 27, 2013. The event will honor and recognize all Korean War Veterans on the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice on the National Mall at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. The 59th Anniversary observance was held in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: U.S. Army.

Photo of the Week: July 01, 2013

Jun 30 2013
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Photo of the Week: July 01, 2013

This week the country commemorates its freedom and independence as a nation with the celebration of Independence Day. The American flag is commonly displayed on Independence Day. At Arlington National Cemetery, the two flagpoles on the grounds, the Woodhull Memorial flagpole and the Arlington House flagpole (shown here), fly flags at half-staff, commencing a half hour before the first burial service of the day. They remain at half-staff until a half hour after the last service.

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Photo of the Week: June 24, 2013

Jun 23 2013
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Photo of the Week: June 24, 2013

The transfer of the remains of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Zuinglius K. McCormack, a Civil War veteran May 9, 2013 at the dedication of Arlington National Cemetery’s Columbarium Court No. 9.

 
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Photo of the Week: June 17, 2013

Jun 16 2013
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Photo of the Week: June 17, 2013

A sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns marches past the wreath placed June 14, 2013 in commemoration of the Army's 238th Birthday.

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Photo of the Week: June 10, 2013

Jun 09 2013
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Photo of the Week: June 10, 2013

This week Arlington National Cemetery will mark 149 years since its establishment as a national cemetery. Arlington was established by Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, who appropriated the grounds for use as a military cemetery June 15, 1864. The first military burial would take place one month prior on May 13, 1864 with the interment of Pvt. William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvannia Infantry.

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Photo of the Week: June 03, 2013

Jun 02 2013
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Photo of the Week: June 03, 2013

The Parade of Colors at the National Memorial Day Observance 2013



Each year for both the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery, veterans and military service organizations are invited to participate in a Parade of Colors. A two person team from the organizations marches into the Amphitheater, one carrying their organizational flag and the other carrying the American flag. It is a tradition that dates back to 1948.

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