Photo of the Week: June 10, 2013

Photo of the Week: June 10, 2013

Jun 09 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.

U.S. Army Photo