Arlington National cemetery, the nations most sacred and hollow ground. To me this is the most important cemetery in the world. Theirs only a couple places in this world that I’ve been to, that expressed so much power being around it. They’re usually in places where a lot of people have died or they’re buried there. You can sense it around you. It was a privilege to spend a whole day walking around and reading the names of such great men and women carved into the tombstones. Truly a humbling experience. Over 400,000 active duty service members, veterans, and their family members are buried at this sacred shrine. The cemetery itself is very well organized and taken care of. It was really nice to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Especially since I’ve had friends in the Army that did that. They always said what an honor and privilege it was to be apart of. Since 1937 The Tomb itself has been guarded by the Old Guard continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Inclement weather and all these guys are out there paying there respect.
As a navy brat, the highlight of this trip was not only visiting the Arlington Cemetery, but watching the changing of the guard at the #tomboftheunknownsoldier#tombofunknown . What amazed me was to learn that since 1948 "the old guard" have stood vigil over the tomb 24/7 regardless of conditions including 9/11 and hurricane sandy! #amazing#arlingtoncemetery 🇺🇸❤️