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Arlington National Cemetery is 150 Years Old
Canada Free Press ^ | 2/9/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: anniversary; arlingtoncemetery; commitment; courage; honor; virginia
Honor to past, present and future protectors of America. Sadly, how many of those interred are spinning in their final resting places as to what's become of this country? All the sacrifice for this? Sad dang situation. Thanks to all who have served. Your efforts were not in vain to outside forces but unfortunately we are being destroyed from within. Do the words "foreign and domestic" come to mind?
1 posted on 02/09/2014 8:18:37 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

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.


2 posted on 02/09/2014 8:23:40 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


3 posted on 02/09/2014 8:36:05 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman

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.


4 posted on 02/09/2014 8:38:56 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: rktman
When the Civil War erupted, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, owned the estate and lived there with her husband Robert E. Lee....

Built by George Washington’s 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.

5 posted on 02/09/2014 8:41:31 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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Here’s the article link in ‘print-friendly’ version (loads faster). . .

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/61038


6 posted on 02/09/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by deks
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To: Uncle Chip

The stinking things that went on around that estate by the state. Puts a pall over it, actually.


7 posted on 02/09/2014 8:49:47 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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8 posted on 02/09/2014 8:54:07 AM PST by RedMDer (are sHappy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: rktman

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.


9 posted on 02/09/2014 9:04:31 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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.


10 posted on 02/09/2014 9:04:41 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: rktman

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.


11 posted on 02/09/2014 9:12:29 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

Do you know where U.S. soldiers were buried prior to the Civil War???


12 posted on 02/09/2014 9:16:09 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: stylecouncilor

Across from the Pentagon ping....

Marshall Road.


13 posted on 02/09/2014 9:18:21 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Uncle Chip

No I don’t. Do you?


14 posted on 02/09/2014 9:34:56 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: rktman

This is a beautiful article. Now I want to go there and see it.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 9:36:22 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Hostage

I don’t either —


16 posted on 02/09/2014 9:51:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Wherever they fell, or shipped home. Not everyone would even be buried in Arlington after, FTM.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 10:16:49 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Beowulf9

You can get the image of every headstone, front and back, at the Arlington Cemetery website. Lots of info at arlingtoncemetery.mil


18 posted on 02/09/2014 10:19:05 AM PST by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: elcid1970

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.


19 posted on 02/09/2014 10:25:52 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rktman
About the Author, Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

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)

20 posted on 02/09/2014 11:56:52 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 12:51:51 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: onedoug

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.


22 posted on 02/09/2014 12:56:10 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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