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Learn more about the history of Arlington National Cemetery on our local history blog, Boundary Stones.
On November 11, 1921, three years to the day after the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I, President Warren G. Harding presided over the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. It was an emotional affair for Washington and the nation.Read more on our Boundary Stones blog →
Allow us to introduce you to one of Poland's greatest heroes, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who took a hiatus from his career as a world-renowned pianist and composer to serve as that nation's first Prime Minister. What does this have to do with Arlington National Cemetery? Quite a lot, actually.Read more on our Boundary Stones blog →
On a warm, sunny day in June of 1914, a crowd of thousands gathered to witness the unveiling of a unique new memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. What was it and why were so many people clamoring to see it?Read more on our Boundary Stones blog →
The story of how the first official unknown soldier from World War I was selected for burial in the graves alongside Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a strange one. For starters, he wasn't actually the first unidentified casualty to be entombed at Arlington.Read more on our Boundary Stones blog →
Arlington National Cemetery inspires all sorts of internal reflection and artistic expression, even opera as Classical WETA 90.9 FM host Nicole Lacroix found out.