Some of the nation’s most famous heroes have their final resting place among the sprawling lawns of Arlington National Cemetery. If you are traveling on a charter bus through Northern Virginia, take some time out of your day to visit the cemetery and visit some of its most notable figures:
President Kennedy’s Grave Site
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The country’s youngest president was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 25, 1963, as the nation solemnly watched. President Kennedy’s grave is still one of the most visited in the cemetery.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or the Tomb of the Unknowns, is a memorial for an unidentified soldier who was killed during World War I. There are other graves near the sarcophagus to honor unidentified soldiers from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
The Space Shuttle Memorials
On February 1, 2003, three astronauts and three crew members died when the Space Shuttle Columbia blew up upon entry. Captain David M. Brown, Captain Laurel Blair Salton Clark, and Lieutenant Michael P. Anderson are buried in the cemetery and a memorial to the crew sits close to their graves.
The National Women in Service Memorial
Some of the most notable women who served in the military were also laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Juliet O. Hopkins, a Civil War Confederate nurse, Jane Delano of the U.S. Army, and Lieutenant Kara Spears Hultgreen of the U.S. Navy all have graves here.
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