I always think of Arlington as graves of soldiers from years ago; i don’t know why…. but this took my breath away and was a good but solemn reminder of the young men and women who have given their life for us to live freely…. thank you for honoring such people
I don’t have words that can adequately explain the feelings I have when I walk through Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Section 60 is where men and women who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, husbands, wives…
Seeing these photos fills my heart with saddness and great pride at the same time. Most of my family has served. Currently, my son is in the Navy, a nephew in the Marines and a nephew in the Army deployed to Afghanistan. We pray for our military members every day.
Yep, I was always writing senator Rockefeller and Byrd about my son who was in the Army! He is out now, Thank God!!! He was over to Korea 9/11, guarding gates with just a firearm with no bullets! Talk about NERVOUS!! Arlington Cemetary is a sad place to visit, reading tombstones where soldiers died too soon!!!GOD BLESS them all! and their families and friends!
Beautiful photos of a very moving place. I’ve visited there a number of times and it always puts a lump in my throat each time. Those markers were somebody’s loved one, a brother, a father, a son, and I feel very moved when I see their names.
June, in answer to your question about Susan Sabina. Un married children and wives of the military are authorized to be buried with their military parent or spouse. I can be buried with my hubby or I can have my own burial space as I am ex military also.
I have a difficult time looking at the headstones of all of our veterans. The tears well up and my heart feels like it is breaking. The men who serve in the Honor Guard for the burial services cause me to just break down and cry when I see them.
I first saw Arlington when I was 18. I was completely floored. It was like seeing the ocean for the first time—I felt small. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness and sadness at the same time.
Thanks for sharing.