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Photo of the Week: December 16, 2013

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Photo of the Week: December 16, 2013

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. There was just enough snow left on the ground from earlier in the week for a volunteer to build a small snowman rendering honors at the gravesite of an unknown veteran in section 13.

Photo by Jennifer Lynch, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo of the Week: December 09, 2013

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Photo of the Week: December 09, 2013

Wreaths Across America 2013 will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Arlington and national cemeteries around the country. This 2012 photo of section 48 near the Memorial Amphitheater is not slated to receive wreaths this year but thirty sections at Arlington will be covered with the evergreen wreaths.

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Photo of the Week: December 02, 2013

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Photo of the Week: December 02, 2013

A beautiful blue November sky over the Niche Wall at Arlington National Cemetery. The Niche Wall was completed in 2009 and is located in section 70 at the eastern boundary of the cemetery along Route 110. The wall is nearly half a mile long.

Photo by Kelly D. Wilson, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo of the Week: November 18, 2013

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Photo of the Week: November 18, 2013

Three nuns visit the temporary gravesite of President John F. Kennedy Jan. 17, 1964. The picket fence was added to the site on Nov. 26, 1963. The two children who died in infancy were reinterred at Arlington Dec. 5, 1963. The permanent site that exists today opened on March 15, 1967.

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Photo of the Week: November 12, 2013

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Photo of the Week: November 12, 2013

Freedom Bell at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day 2013

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation’s Freedom Bell was at Arlington National Cemetery to honor America’s Armed Forces on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013. Visitors were invited to ring the Freedom Bell to honor a loved one in the military or pay tribute to the Armed Forces. The Freedom Bell was cast in bronze with steel from the twin towers as a symbol of support for America’s Armed Forces. Official emblems of each branch of the military circle the bell and it features the inscription, “HONORING OUR ARMED FORCES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.”

Photo by Jennifer Lynch, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo of the Week: November 04, 2013

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Photo of the Week: November 04, 2013

National Native American Heritage Month, 2013

The Navajo Code Talkers Association, Inc. assembled for this photograph after a medal presentation at the Memorial Amphitheater July 6, 1983. The Navajo Code Talkers were recruited during World War II to transmit secret communications on the battlefields. Other Native American code talkers were deployed during times of war. American forces in both World Wars used Native Americans and their unique languages to insure secure communications.

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Photo of the Week: October 28, 2013

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Photo of the Week: October 28, 2013

A beautiful Amelanchier near Columbarium Court 8 at Arlington National Cemetery. The yellow, orange and red leaves against the blue October sky signals that autumn has arrived just in time for the Nov. 1, 2013 walking tour by Arlington’s horticulture program. Amelanchier is a genus of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family (Rosaceae).

Photo by Kelly D. Wilson, Arlington National Cemetery

Photo of the Week: October 21, 2013

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Photo of the Week: October 21, 2013

Thirty years ago this week on Oct. 23, 1983, U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon were bombed killing 241 American service members - 220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three Soldiers. Two truck bombs, detonated by suicide bombers, struck separate buildings housing United States and French military members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon killing a total of 299 American and French servicemen. The memorial is located in section 59 of Arlington National Cemetery where some of the service members who died in the attack are buried. 
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Photo of the Week: October 14, 2013

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Photo of the Week: October 14, 2013

In this photo, President Woodrow Wilson places the cornerstone of the Memorial Amphitheater Oct. 13, 1915. The Memorial Amphitheater was the dream of Judge Ivory G. Kimball, who wanted to have a place to assemble and honor America’s service members but he did not live to see his dream fulfilled. Kimball died May 15, 1916, and was buried in Section 3 of the cemetery, near the Amphitheater. The Memorial Amphitheater was dedicated May 15, 1920. Click here to read more about the Memorial Amphitheater. US Army Photo