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.
|Publisher:||Pomegranate Communications, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.32(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.51(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months|
Table of Contents
|Map of Arlington National Cemetery||14|
|Points of Interest||15|
|Tomb of the Unknowns||20|
|The Eternal Flame||28|
|Women at Arlington||38|
|African Americans in the Civil War||44|
|Arlington Through the Seasons||72|