Arlington Cemetery: A Nation's Story Carved in Stone

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Arlington Cemetery: A Nation's Story Carved in Stone by Lorraine J. Dieterle

Arlington National Cemetery: A Nation's Story Carved in Stone is a memorial to America's heroes and heroines, those who sacrificed their lives for our country or contributed to its enduring history. The 140 color photographs are a visual memento of all that Arlington has to offer, from the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns to the commemorative ceremonies. Individual headstones spell out the chapters of our nation's development, remembering the veterans of all our battles, as well as those who went on in civilian life to serve their country in other important ways.

Homage is also paid to all the women who have stood by their flag and countrymen, reminding us that roughly 14 percent of our military personnel is now female. The 180,000 or so African American troops that served in the Civil War Union forces and the 3,800 freedmen who worked for the Army at Arlington are remembered. The photographs also honor the group memorials dedicated to ships, military branches, service organizations, and battles and events, including Iwo Jima, the Battle of the Bulge, and the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. This pictorial visit reminds us that Arlington is a place where we can reflect on our past, treasure our present, and arrive at a deeper understanding of the journey we are taking together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764917424
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Preface7
Acknowledgments8
Biography8
Introduction9
Map of Arlington National Cemetery14
Points of Interest15
Memorial Day16
Tomb of the Unknowns20
The Eternal Flame28
Processions32
Women at Arlington38
African Americans in the Civil War44
Memorials46
Notable Stones62
Arlington Through the Seasons72
Index93

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