In honored glory by Vaughan, Robert, 1937-
pdf | 49.58 MB | English | Author :Vaughan, Robert, 1937- | 978-0918339683 | 2005 | Vandamere Pr; 4 edition
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In Honored Glory, 4th edition, is the result of years of research and the author s personal fascination with the history and happenings that have made Arlington National Cemetery one of America s most distinguished sites. Revised and updated with many new photographs, the book covers all aspects of Arlington, including: a complete history; a guide and overview to the cemetery; background on the Lee mansion; George In Washington s connection to the site; the construction of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the interment of the unknown servicemen from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; responsibilities, standards, and traditions of the Tomb Sentinels; the interment of John and Robert Kennedy; background on famous and/or unusual persons buried at Arlington; information on the caisson platoon and the caparison horses; present day interment requirements; and much more. The new fourth edition, brings the history of Arlington up to date, with expanded coverage of ceremonial units, including the caisson platoon; the dedication of the Women in Military Service Memorial; the identification of the Vietnam Unknown; the impact of September 11; the war on terrorism; the war in Afghanistan; the war in Iraq; the Columbia; and other developments since the publication of the third edition. With over 225,000 copies in print, In Honored Glory is acknowledged by many as the definitive history of Arlington Cemetery, but in reality, it is far more. It is a human and personal look at the people, times, and places that Arlington commemorates. It is a celebration of America s past, present, and future.
Category : | U.S. State & Local History, United States History
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