Military Arlington National Cemetery: 'The history of our nation' (+video)

Arlington National Cemetery – established during the Civil War on property owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee – holds the remains of American soldiers from every US war.

By , Staff writer

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Back in 1868, “Decoration Day” events in Washington, D.C. to honor the lost soldiers of a country recovering mightily from the Civil War were very well attended.