Housing the remains of such legendary public icons as John F. Kennedy, as well as thousands of US soldiers, the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, functions as a place of remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives for this country. National Geographic brings viewers an unparalleled look at this landmark of American history through revealing stories, interviews and never-before-seen footage of the site.
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Once little more than a potter's field, Arlington National Cemetery has become a national shrine and treasury of American history. Discover how this revered site came to be, and how it serves as the final resting place for both the famous and obscure, from John F. Kennedy to the Unknown Soldier. Through rare archival footage and captivating, true-life accounts, experience the moving stories of heroes and gain a privileged glimpse into the daily activities and official rituals of the dedicated staff. From fallen soldiers and daring explorers to political leaders, the hallowed history of Arlington reveals a powerful portrait of this iconic and venerated landmark.
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