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South Korean Wreath Laying

South Korean Wreath Laying

South Korean Deputy Minister of Personnel and Welfare Hwang Woo Woong places his hand over his heart during the playing of Taps after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 20, 2015, in Arlington, Va. Dignitaries from all over the world pay respects to those buried at Arlington National Cemetery in more than 3000 ceremonies each year.

(Photograph by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/Released)

Volunteers work during the NALP's 19th annual Renewal and Remembrance

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Volunteers work during the NALP's 19th annual Renewal and Remembrance

Morgan Walters, 8, picks a sunflower for a bouquet she is making to place on a grave during the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ 19th annual Renewal and Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, July 20, 2015. Over 400 volunteers worked on 200 of the cemetery’s 624 acres. Some of the work done was mulching, pruning, aerating, planting, liming and applying gypsum.

Photograph by Rachel Larue

Spanish-American War Monument

Spanish-American War Monument

The Spanish-American War Monument was unveiled and dedicated on May 21, 1902 with Theodore Roosevelt making the principal address. The monument is located near the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Photograph by Rachel Larue

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover:

World War II era planes fly over Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, viewed from Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery, May 8, 2015, in Arlington, Va. The WWII aircraft are also known as “warbirds,” according to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website.

Photograph by Stephen Smith

Members of The Old Guard talks to visitors in the Welcome Center of Arlington National Cemetery

Members of The Old Guard talks to visitors in the Welcome Center of Arlington National Cemetery

Capt. John Kottlowski, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Charlie Company, talks to students from Lamar School, in Meridian, Miss., in the Welcome Center of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., April 27, 2015. Members of The Old Guard talked to visitors, answered questions and posed for photographs.

Photograph by Rachel Larue

Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On April 20, 2015, Vice Adm. Mark Norman, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Dignitaries from all over the world pay respects to those buried at Arlington National Cemetery in more than 3000 ceremonies each year.

Photographs by Rachel Larue

Spring Time at Arlington

Spring Time at Arlington

Spring is in the air at Arlington National Cemetery. 20,000 spring blossoms are bursting with color across Arlington's 624 acres. The meticulously maintained grounds serve as a living memorial to more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their families. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, this historic landscape has been established as the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Arboretum. The Arboretum serves as a living memorial to those who have served our nation and connects visitors to the rich tapestry of the cemetery's living history and natural beauty.

Photograph by Mary Cochran Smith