The famous military cemetery of Arlington lies among the green hills of Virginia, just outside Washington D.C. With its endless rows of white tombstones and many war monuments, this is an impressive and poignant place to visit. In addition to soldiers, famous American politicians including President John F. Kennedy have also been laid to rest here.
Since 1868, America has remembered its war heroes at this beautiful location near Washington, on the other side of the Potomac River. A large part of this 253-hectare area once belonged to the plantation of General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate forces in the American Civil War. From the hilltop cemetery you can appreciate the sweeping views of the capital. In the distance, the dome of the United States Capitol and the obelisk of the Washington Monument rise above the city.