Nowhere does solemn remembrance resonate more than at Arlington National Cemetery.
This special place is commemorating its 150th anniversary this month.
The events kick off today with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the grave of Union Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at Arlington on May 13, 1864.
If you are looking for a good book on the history of these sacred grounds, one that includes the building of the Arlington House by George Washington Parke Custis, and the legal battle between the Robert E. Lee family and the U.S. (United States v Lee), consider "On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery."