Arlington National Cemetery is a sight to behold. It is situated on rolling tree covered hills and is beautiful, while at the same time being tragic. The imagery is very powerful. I thought I took a picture of it, but I can't find it, but there was a sign as you enter that says something to the effect of "remember where you are, this is where the honored dead of America rest". It is so true. There was more than one person there that deserved a major ass kicking for their disrespect. There is one picture that I wish I had taken though. When you look upon the cemetery, the rolling hills and rows of headstones are truly stunning. You are proud and sad at the same time, and I wish I had taken a picture to capture that feeling.

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This is the Eternal Flame where JFK is buried.

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JFK's headstone

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RFK's headstone

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Taft's headstone. I went to Taft High School.

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This is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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This is a close up of the Tomb. I like the inscription.

The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is another one of those sights that manages to invoke powerful emotions. I think that it says a lot about us as a people that we continue to honour our fallen, even those who are known only to God.

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