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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery The Eternal Flame
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Located in Arlington, Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery honors those men and women who served in the Armed Forces. Currently, there are over 260,000 people buried in there and approximately 5,400 burials are conducted each year.

Arlington National Cemetery contains veterans from all the nationís wars, from the American Revolution through the Persian Gulf War, as well as presidents, chief justices, and astronauts. It is one of two national cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army (the other being Soldiersí and Airmenís Home in Washington, DC).

Approximately four million people visit Arlington National Cemetery each year. Some of the more popular sites in Arlington National Cemetery include the Tomb of the Unknowns and the grave of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. With his grave marked with an eternal flame, John F. Kennedy is one of only two presidents to be interred into Arlington National Cemetery. The other president, William Howard Taft, is also one of only two former Chief Justices interred in Arlington National Cemetery (the other Chief Justice is Earl Warren).

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