Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rosslyn's Arlington National Cemetery celebrates 150th anniversary

Rosslyn's Arlington National Cemetery was established on June 15, 1864.  The 150th anniversary of this hallowed ground will be celebrated with two events at the cemetery:
June 13 rescheduled to Sunday, June 15: "Arlington at 150," an hour-long live military show featuring musical performances by "The President's Own," U.S. Marine Band and a Joint Chorus made up of singers from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force and a wreath ceremony and historical vignettes that showcase how military conflicts have shaped our nation and the cemetery. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., with a pre-show at 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public. There will be free parking and shuttle to the Memorial Amphitheater from the Welcome Center. 

June 16: Arlington National Cemetery will host a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public. 
An appropriate way to get to these events is to start at Rosslyn's Iwo Jima Memorial, walk by the Netherlands Carillon, and through the cemetary to the Memorial Amphitheater or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  That's about a twenty minute walk through poignant Rosslyn monuments of military service.  For persons with mobility difficulties, a webcast of the ceremonies will be available.

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