Another pic from Arlington National Cemetery. According to the brochure I picked up, the cemetery is the resting place for over 290,000 servicemen, women, and their families, and an additional 24 burials take place every day.
The land for the cemetery formerly belonged to the family of Robert E. Lee, and Congress paid Lee’s heir $150,000 for the title to the land.
About the Tomb of the Unknowns, pictured yesterday – this is the burial site of an unknown serviceman who served in WWI and was buried in 1921. Later, unknown servicemen from WWII and Korea were also interred at the site. The Third U.S. Infantry maintains a round-the-clock vigil in front of the Tomb.