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“Utterly moving”

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 107 things to do in Arlington
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent over four hours here and still didn't see all that we wanted to. I recommend watching the changing of the honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns twice but from different view points. Stay on ground level to the right side and the honor guards will pass you as they enter and exit the tomb area. Very impressive. Arlington House is definitely worth making a trip too, as well. A beautiful tribute to the many thousands of military and others interred there.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a stop to make when you have time to pause, reflect, and give appropriate thanks to those who made our present way of life possible. The almost deafening silence and what seems like hundreds of miles of white grave markers that dot the beautiful but tasteful landscape in every direction should serve as a sobering reminder to all Americans that "freedom isn't free." A must to see for every US citizen over age 12 who visits Washington DC.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I don't know if it is right to review such a place but walking through the National Cemetery in the snow was an emotional experience.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

What better documentation of us as a people? Where we have been, who are leaders were.
I was surprised in Rome to see the tomb of the unknown soldier
and the eternal flame.
Jacquie Kennedy came up with some impressive work. Western thought built on ancient Roman times.
Before that fateful day in Dallas
after breakfast then president
JFK asked Billy Graham to ride with him. Down with a cold Graham says with regret he passed . What was on the heart
of this young president is now hidden beneath that eternal flame.
A truly must see while in DC.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

My sister lives in DC and urged me to go here and I am quite glad she did. It was just a short Metro ride over to Arlington and we decided to buy tickets for the tour bus, which is a hop on and hop off ride since the cemetery is so big. The driver told us lots of information and it stopped at all of the major points, such as JFK's grave and the plantation house. We stayed at the tomb of the unknown soldier to watch the changing of the guard and I would highly recommend doing that, it was very moving to see the amount of respect in the ceremony.

1  Thank Chloeah
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