My family visited Arlington Cemetery for the first time today. Little did we realize how powerful the experience would be. Here are some pictures and comments …

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As we made our way into the cemetery, two things struck me: First, how many graves there were, and Second, how beautifully and symmetrically they had been placed.
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If you go to Arlington Cemetery, you absolutely must go to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every top and bottom of the hour, as the bell tolls, the changing of the guard takes place. It is such a quiet, solemn, precise experience that it inspires awe in everyone present.
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Part of the changing of the guard.
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It was an absolutely beautiful day!

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Inscription: “Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God.”
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Kim, Zach, Sean and Joseph observing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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This picture was taken from Arlington House at the highest(?) point of Arlington Cemetery. Robert E. Lee lived here for 30 years but his family lost the land when he lost the war.
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Arlington House with flag at half mast. I assume it is because of the horrible tragedies that have happened across our land in the past couple of weeks.
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Below Arlington House rests J.F.K.’s body alongside his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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I took the following video of the Changing of the Guard while at Arlington, Cemetery.