Arlington National Cemetery spreads across the rolling hills west of the Potomac, a serene and reverent sanctuary for the presidents, soldiers, and heroes—famous and unsung alike—who lie in eternal rest among its green lawns and quiet glades. It is a roster dating back to America’s birth and including many of the foremost names in our history.
Bittersweet, breathtaking, sometimes heart-wrenching, always deeply respectful, this commemorative book guides readers gently over tree-lined slopes to share the ceremonies observed throughout the year, from the traditional wreath-laying on Memorial Day, which enshrines centuries of sacrifice, to the moving graveside services that honor individual men and women who served our country. Captured in stunning color by a select group of gifted photographers, these unforgettable images create a portrait as poignant as it is proud.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Rick Atkinson is the best-selling author of The Long Gray Line, Crusade, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was purchased to help remember the vivid experience my wife and I had while visiting Arlington National Cemetery. It is a great pictorial of this national treasure.