A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery

A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery

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by Robert Knudsen
     
 

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Walking through Arlington National Cemetery is an experience like no other. A quiet sense of respect persists, and the beauty is overwhelming. It is the final resting place of thousands of our nation’s war heroes, with more added every day in poignant and moving ceremonies. Robert C. Knudsen presents the majesty and dignity of this national cemetery with

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Walking through Arlington National Cemetery is an experience like no other. A quiet sense of respect persists, and the beauty is overwhelming. It is the final resting place of thousands of our nation’s war heroes, with more added every day in poignant and moving ceremonies. Robert C. Knudsen presents the majesty and dignity of this national cemetery with over 200 full-color photos of Arlington during each of the four seasons. He highlights the natural beauty that surrounds it, with the vibrant colors of fall foliage, the stark contrast of a winter’s snow, the soft pink of the cherry blossoms, and the bright sun of the summer. Every branch of the military is represented as well, with up-close photographs of ceremonies, practices, and many of the unique and interesting gravesites Arlington holds. A Living Treasure showcases the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Section 27 and Freedman’s Village, where one-time slaves are buried; Kennedy’s grave and the Eternal Flame; the honor guards, ceremonial units, and special events for each military branch; and so much more. It includes text sidebars explaining highlights of Arlington’s history as well, from the Arlington Ladies to how burial at ANC became such an honor. With a special focus on each branch of the military and each season of the year, A Living Treasure is a unique and beautiful keepsake, whether you’ve been to Arlington National Cemetery, plan on visiting, or just want to experience the beauty on your own.

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From the Publisher
“Through beautiful photography, Robert C. Knudsen’s book captures the quiet beauty of the cemetery throughout all seasons.”

“A thoughtful and beautiful gift for anyone who has a loved one buried at Arlington…so beautiful that you will want to keep it near at all times you are home.”

“The final resting place of thousands of brave and honorable Americans, Arlington is afforded the respect and detail it deserves in Knudsen’s elegant and thorough volume. The countless hours Knudsen spent at the cemetery are evident in the quality and variety of images…Those who have already been there will see something new…and those who haven’t been can visit vicariously and get a true sense of the historic and societal importance of Arlington…Knudsen has compiled a fitting tribute to Arlington, for those who perform duties there and those who rest there eternally.”

ARMY

“The final resting place of thousands of brave and honorable Americans, Arlington is afforded the respect and detail it deserves in Knudsen’s elegant and thorough volume. The countless hours Knudsen spent at the cemetery are evident in the quality and variety of images…Those who have already been there will see something new…and those who haven’t been can visit vicariously and get a true sense of the historic and societal importance of Arlington…Knudsen has compiled a fitting tribute to Arlington, for those who perform duties there and those who rest there eternally.”—ARMY
American Spirit

“Through beautiful photography, Robert C. Knudsen’s book captures the quiet beauty of the cemetery throughout all seasons.”—American Spirit
Military Living’s R&R Travel News

“A thoughtful and beautiful gift for anyone who has a loved one buried at Arlington…so beautiful that you will want to keep it near at all times you are home.”—Military Living’s R&R Travel News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597972727
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
787,242
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Knudsen is a professional photographer with tens of thousands of Arlington images in his portfolio taken during over four thousand hours at the cemetery. A lifetime member of the Navy League and an honorary member of the Marine Corps League, he has been an official photographer with the Association for the U.S. Army for over nineteen years and has taken photographs for every branch of the military, both houses of Congress, every president from Kennedy until today, the Washington Nationals, and Disney World, among other clients. He was featured as one of the top panoramic photographers in the country by KODAK in 2000. He lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

General Richard Myers, USAF (Ret.), is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful "coffee table" book with the most incredible photography of Arlington cemetery (over 300 photos). The information within is brief, but quite interesting. I bought this book because it has a lot of good memories for our family. My husband spent 3 years here in the 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard) one of the 5 Honor Guard units that is covered in this book. Easy, pleasurable reading.