Friday, October 30, 2009

Arlington National Cemetery

Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery...... Our Nations Most Sacred Grounds.......

And what Hallowed Grounds they are.............

This is a site to see..... The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, which holds the bodies of unidentified soldiers from WWI and WWII, the Korean War, is guarded by the soldiers of the Third Infantry. They changing of the guard is done in a reverent display of 21 steps which symbolizes the 21-gun national salute....... given to our nation's heroes.

This is the site of the Eternal Flame given to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th President of the United States. Next to him are 3 other grave sites...... Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Patrick Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy (reserved). This is very touching to my heart because all the emotional days after his assassination. I will never forget how he led the country with his famous quote "Ask not what your Country can do for you ..... ask what you can do for your Country".

This simple grave site was also very tender to my heart because how it hit my home. Bobby Kennedy was the hope for a lot of young Americans, and my sister Mary was down at the National Headquarters in San Francisco working for his campaign. She had just seen him the night he was assassinated.

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