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Arlington National Cemetery
May 13, 1864

How do you honor the people and events in your life that are important to you? The United States has many monuments and sacred sites to honor people, ideas, things, and events that have left their mark on American history. Arlington National Cemetery is one of those sites. Have you been there? It is located in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

On May 13, 1864, a Confederate prisoner of war, who had died at a local hospital, was the first soldier buried at Arlington. The cemetery now contains the graves of soldiers from every war in which the United States has participated, including the American Revolution. What day do you think is most honored at Arlington National Cemetery?

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