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Washington D.C.'s Arlington Cemetery

By Natalie Grant, USA, September 2011

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Where can you find astronauts, doctors, pilots, civil-rights activists, and President John F. Kennedy? Just a metro-ride away from downtown Washington D.C.

Depending on the reason for your visit, Arlington National Cemetery can provide a beautiful stroll for contemplation, a harrowing reminder of national and international violence, or a poignant place to pay tribute to our country’s tumultuous history.

Over 300,000 people are buried here, including soldiers from the first of America’s wars to the last – that is, from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to Afghanistan and Iraq. Population-wise, it is the second-largest national cemetery, next to Calverton in New York. And there’s still room for 100,000 more.

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