Arlington Cemetery Information You Have to Know

Arlington Cemetery is one of the United States Military Cemetery in Arlington Country. It is located in Virginia across the Potomac River from Washington DC. It is 624 acres and many historical people are buried here. It began with the American Civil War as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. 

Arlington Cemetery is one of the United States Military Cemetery




The Establish of the Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery was established during the Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House. It has been the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E.Lee’s wife.  since there are many numbers of people who want to bury here, the additional burial space becomes something need and it became the rising issue in 1990. 

Civil War



Arlington Cemetery is divided into 70 sections. Some sections in the southeast and western part of the cemetery reserved for future expansion. Section 60 is in the southeast part of the cemetery and it is the burial ground for military personnel killed in the Global War on Terror since 2001. In section 21, it is known as the Nurses section becomes the area of Arlington National Cemetery. Many nurses are buried and it is the site of the Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial and the Nurses Memorial. Chaplains Hill as another section includes monuments to Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. 

Arlington Cemetery is one of the United States Military Cemetery



The Procedure

This is the procedure you need to know when you want to bury in the Arlington Cemetery. The flags are flown at half-staff from a half hour before the first funeral until a half hour after the last funeral each day. Excluding weekends, the funerals are normally conducted for five days. The funerals including the interments and inurnments are average between 27-30 per day. Each year, this cemetery conducts for more than 6,900 burials. 

 procedure you need to know when you want to bury in the Arlington Cemetery


Arlington Cemetery becomes the second largest number of burials of any national cemetery in the United States. The largest one is Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. This cemetery has one of the larger columbaria for cremated too. Four courts are currently in use and each of them with 5,000 one of the inches. There are some criteria you need to know about the burial. One of the characters is someone with any active duty member and any veterans who is retired. More about its criteria can be found on its official page. Not all people can be buried here, if you are not a nationalism, you might be cannot be buried here. One of the notable person that buried here is William Henry Christman of Pennsylvania as the first soldier to buried on May 13, 1864.

William Henry Christman

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