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Old Aug 19, 2008, 6:49 AM   #1
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During my recent familytravels a couple of weeks ago, we visited Arlington National Cemetery. Another one of those "must see before I die" places. If you are in the Washington DC area, a visit is highly recommended. I left with a tremendous sense of appreciation and pride for all those who have served our country!

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View of the Washington Mounument in the background



A sea of resting servicemen/women and families



Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.



Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tomb is guarded 24x7 365 days a yearand a changing of the guard takes place every 30 minutes. Quite a ceremony.



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Old Aug 19, 2008, 9:18 AM   #2
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quite moving and exceptional photos at the same time. thanks forsharing them with us jay.
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Old Aug 19, 2008, 11:41 AM   #3
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Awesome Shots, Thanks For Sharing. This is very high on My Bucket list also!! Especially now that My youngest is old enough to enjoy it.


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Thanks Ishino and Phil for your kind words. Besides being a memorable place to visit, it is also a haven for photo bugs.

Phil: My kids 13 and 15 seemed to enjoy the visit. They are old enough to appreciate the significance of Arlington over and above being a cemetery.

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Very nice images, Jay. Thanks for sharing.

Haven't been there, but did visit the cemetery at West Point a few years ago when my stepson was there. It's a very moving experience. We also have a painting above our fireplace of the background of the school with the names of my husband's classmates that never made it home from Vietnam.

Not having come from a military family, but marrying into one, it's opened up my eyes to what our military means.

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Thanks Ishino and Phil for your kind words. Besides being a memorable place to visit, it is also a haven for photo bugs.

Phil: My kids 13 and 15 seemed to enjoy the visit. They are old enough to appreciate the significance of Arlington over and above being a cemetary.

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Mine are 10 & 15. My 15 year old has been twice, once with his School and once with His Boy scout troop. He is well aware of the meaning. Its my 10 year old that I really want To see it. She is aware of our family History. But Just not the Magnitude of the cemetery.

Back In 72, I just missed the Nam draft by About 10 Numbers( Draft Lottery). However, I have a Couple of friends names on the Vietnam wall that i would love to see. None of My family is interred at Arlington, but Two Members of my immediate family were in WWII.

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