The former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is now the final resting place for more than 300,000 people.  Memorial DayArlington National Cemetery.  President Herbert Hoover conducted   the first national Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1929. 

Before every Memorial Day, soldiers put a flag at each grave.  This tradition creates a beautiful scene.

2 Thoughts to “Preparing Arlington National Cemetery”

  1. George S. Harris

    This ceremoney, called “Flags In” is in itself very moving as the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard personnel precisely place the flags 1 foot in front of each grave. There is a reverence that is displayed as each flag is placed.

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