Arlington National Cemetery
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This national cemetery is located in Arlington, Virginia.
Arlington National Cemetery was officially designated as
a military cemetery on June 15, 1864.
It occupies more than 200 acres.
It contains more than 260,000 veterans from all our nation's
The Tomb of the Unknowns is one of the more visited sites.
The Tomb is guarded by the U. S. Army 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Funerals are normally conducted five days a week, excluding
weekends. Approximately 5,400 burials are held each year.
In Section 27, more than 3,800 slaves are buried, and their
headstones are designated with the word "Civilian" or "Citizen."
The list of people buried at Arlington includes William
Jennings Brian, William H. Taft, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Philip
H. Sheridan, John J. Pershing, Omar N. Bradly, Walter Reed, Admiral Robert
E. Peary, Matthew Henson, and the boxer Joe Louis.
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