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Missouri Gold Star Mothers with General John J. Pershing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, September 21, 1930.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Arlington National Cemetery
May 13, 1864

Each year, Memorial Day is honored at Arlington by placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Tomb houses the remains of unknown servicemen from World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War. Not all of the 240,000 people buried at Arlington are soldiers. You can also find the graves of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The location itself is full of fascinating stories from the past.
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