Arlington National Cemetery - Memorial Day 2015

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Arlington National Cemetery - Memorial Day

Today is a day to honor our Nation’s Veterans who have passed on, and to pay homage to our fallen Military men and women who have paid the ultimate price for insuring our freedom.

Arlington National CemeteryMemorial Day has special significance to me because my Dad is among the many men and women who are laid here to rest for all eternity. More than 290,000 people are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This national shrine serves as the final resting place from every one of the nation's wars, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Every year for the last 40 years just prior to Memorial Day, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) honors America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of the service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The photo was taken today as a reminder of the many who have proudly served our Nation. In the background you can see the United States Air Force Memorial. The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service of the men and women who have served in the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations. More than 54,000 airmen have given their lives while serving in the Air Force and its preceding arms of the military. The three stainless steel spires represent contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a "bomb burst" maneuver. The memorial was dedicated on October 15-16, 2006.

I pray that our Heavenly Father
may assuage the anguish of your bereavement,
and leave you only the cherished memory of the
loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours,
to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
-- Abraham Lincoln, November 1864

 

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Hi, Michael...thanks for stopping by my featured posts. 

Sep 23, 2015 04:49 PM #29
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Thanks for sharing this Memorial Day blog.

I hope we will soon be reading your current blogs.

Enjoy the weather and have a great weekend. 

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I have never visited Arlington and hope to do so some day.

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Michael Setunsky I hope to see more posts by you in near future.

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    Just stopping by to say, "Welcome to the ActiveRain Millionaires' Club!"

 

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Hi Michael,

Arlington National Cemetary is a beautiful place and we've been there a few times.  Congrats on the 1,000,000 points!

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Thank you for this heart felt post.  I so appreciate all the men and women, and their families, who have served our country and gave the most precious gift of all. 

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I can only imagine what a breathtaking photo it would be with all the flags!

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Michael Setunsky This post is worthy of rereading several times.  Thank you again.

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