Arlington National Cemetery, a new local program from WETA TV 26, explores the history, mission and daily operations of this final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. The hour-long documentary captures how this revered place that honors the dead brings so much meaning to the living and considers why the site remains a top tourist destination, drawing more than three million visitors a year. Arlington National Cemetery premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD and airs throughout the month.
Inspired by the film Latino Americans, we decided to seek out a local perspective on the Latino experience in our community with our weta.org Digital Extras. Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.