Arlington National Cemetery is an amazing part of U.S. history. I learned many fascinating facts about it. Over 300,000 graves are located in Arlington. United States soldiers from the Revolutionary War through the Iraq War, have been buried there. Although Arlington is mostly a military cemetery, there are presidents, supreme courts justices, and other non-soldiers buried there. A special part of the cemetery is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.There is an Unknown Soldier from World War 1 and 2, The Korea War, and an empty tomb to represent all missing in action from the Vietnam War. Arlington is one of the most known national cemeteries in the U.S.
I think people should visit this landmark, because it is unique and historic to the United States. Our class has to opportunity to visit, and two students will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime chance. Arlington is the final resting place of John and Robert Kennedy, William Howard Taft, and many other famous Americans. I hope when our class or any person visits, they will truly understand the sacrifice these people have made for us, and how proud we should be to be Americans.