Wednesday, May 13, 2009 on http://www.thetentacle.com/ by Kevin E. Dayhoff
As Memorial Day approaches, it is significant to note that today, on May 13, in 1864; the first soldier was buried at Arlington House, also called the Custis-Lee Mansion. We now know the property as Arlington National Cemetery and it is now the revered final resting place of over 320,000 stories of the heart.
The history of Arlington Cemetery before it was officially designated as a national cemetery on June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, is of additional interest as it is steeped in the history of the families of some of America’s more memorable historic namesakes.
Read the entire column here: Arlington National Cemetery – Firsts of the heart
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