GALLERY: Arlington National Cemetery Preps for Memorial Day


If you haven't been to Arlington National Cemetery, it's something you should put on your to-do list. The property was confiscated by the United States during the Civil War when Robert E. Lee (the owner) didn't show up in

Arlington National Cemetery , About 220000 American flags will be placed on every headstone in the cemetery before Memorial Day. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Arlington National Cemetery this week to pay their

Each year before Memorial Day, the soldiers of the Old Guard place thousands of flags on gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The annual "flags in" ceremony honors each headstone with an American flag, the same national symbol that covers a

And they're not even the most famous people in the cemetery. Memorial Day brings large crowds to Arlington National Cemetery, where the president annually talks of the sacrifice by soldiers buried on the grounds of Gen. Robert E. Lee's former home.

The world famous Arlington National Cemetery in located in the shadow of the Custis-Lee Mansion (Arlington House) that was home to General Robert E. Lee and family until 1861 at the beginning of the War Between the

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