Skip to comments.Arlington National Cemetery is 150 Years Old
Posted on 02/09/2014 8:18:37 AM PST by rktman
There was a quiet and peaceful stillness about the cemetery this January day. It was snowing heavily and the pristine white was accumulating between thousands of rows of headstones marking the graves of our true heroes who gave their lives in battle or died in old age, having served our country for decades, fighting enemies to preserve our freedom.
A very old general was being buried that day and the Honor Guard and the ceremonial horses were barely visible in the heavy snow. I could hear the cadence of the steps and the horse hooves beating rhythmically against the asphalt.
The next day the sun shone over a blustery day, over graves covered in powdery crystalline snow a pristine whiteness blanketing the peaceful eternity.
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Arlington, the cemetery Clinton sold plots to. Isn’t it amazing how the press all but buried that? Remember Larry Lawrence? Never served a single day in the military and there was Bubba having him buried in Arlington.
My dad is buried in Santa Fe National. Looking around, I find there is no National Cemetery in NV. Weird? I don’t know. Who makes the call on where they are located? Maybe hairy reid-iculous could petition for one.(as long as it’s built using union workers[?])
P.S. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen honoring veterans is located in Angel Fire NM. Awesome tribute. Kleenex required!!!!! Out of the way but if you ever get the chance.
It’s the only cemetery I’e ever been to where I didnt feel creeped out. It’s almost like there is nothing but light there...and lots of veterans surrounding you.
Built by George Washingtons adopted grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, Arlington House was meant to be a living memorial to George Washington.
Arlington's link to George Washington is quite interesting.
Here’s the article link in ‘print-friendly’ version (loads faster). . .
The stinking things that went on around that estate by the state. Puts a pall over it, actually.
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Arlington was Robert E. Lee’s home. A Union official purposely made it a graveyard to spite Lee.
After the war, Lee’s Son sued to get ownership back and won in the Supreme Court. He then deeded it to the government to be used as a national cemetery.
IIRC, the first military burials were near the mansion and included the son of a Union major who had vowed that his son’s grave would prevent the Lee family from ever getting their property back. The price of treason he called it.
My father is buried there.
This was Robert E. Lee’s home and estate. Union soldiers occupied it and buried Union dead on its grounds to send a message to General Lee of the deaths he had caused.
Do you know where U.S. soldiers were buried prior to the Civil War???
Across from the Pentagon ping....
No I don’t. Do you?
This is a beautiful article. Now I want to go there and see it.
I don’t either —
Wherever they fell, or shipped home. Not everyone would even be buried in Arlington after, FTM.
You can get the image of every headstone, front and back, at the Arlington Cemetery website. Lots of info at arlingtoncemetery.mil
Vindictive. Lee wasn’t even CO until more than a year after. It was simply nice and close to the gov and they wanted to stick it to him. Losing DC territory to VA didn’t help, either.
Born under Ceausescu, a naturalized US citizen, writing for Canada Free Press, about Arlington National Cemetery.
Admirable, and honorable, yet simultaneously shameful. Ya know?
(fyi, 'shameful' refers to immigrant/new media source, CFP no-less, vs. a US-born 'journalist'/major publication with even a smidgen of honor. Not knocking the source at all)
Secretary of war said I’ll be damned if General Lee will come back here again and buried the Union dead around the property.
I lived for two years at Fort Myers, which was part of the property and a military base with an INCREDIBLE history.
Where the Wright Brothers sold the military the idea of airplanes bombing and recon, as well as many other WOW type events.
Both area’s are prior swamps.
Used to work at the Pentagon and would walk the perimeter and pick huge wild green swamp onions.
Would take em in and eat a few and two things would happen: your breath would make folks cringe and you’d fart real bad.
Both did wonderful things at the puzzle palace.