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Where Valor Rests

Arlington National Cemetery.
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, a roster dating back to America's birth and including many of the foremost names in our history. A national monument in the truest sense, Arlington's solemn beauty embraces a brave legacy—a heritage remembered and renewed every day as the military buries its own.

Bittersweet, breath-taking, 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 courage with a formality at once austere and profoundly emotional, 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, 220 unforgettable images create a portrait as poignant as it is proud.

Archival photographs also trace the history of the cemetery from the early National Historic Monument, "Arlington House," to the eternal flame at the Kennedy grave to sections for the lost astronauts and victims of the 9/11 Pentagon attack. With an Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson, this lovely volume is both a fitting tribute and a stirring reminder of the values we Americans hold dear.

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Format: Book
Title: Where valor rests : Arlington National Cemetery.
Publisher Date: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007.
Subject: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) -- Pictorial works. Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) -- History. Seasons -- Virginia -- Arlington -- Pictorial works. Arlington (Va.) -- Biography.
Isbn: 9781426200892 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1426200897 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Title: Where valor rests : Arlington National Cemetery.
Publisher, Date: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007.
Description: 190 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 x 31 cm.
Subjects: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) -- History.
Subjects: Seasons -- Virginia -- Arlington -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Arlington (Va.) -- Biography.
Other Author: Atkinson, Rick
Other Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Notes: "A Rich Clarkson book."--Colophon
Notes: Includes essay by Rick Atkinson.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 190).
LCCN: 2006038340
ISBN: 9781426200892 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1426200897 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 973.099 Whe