The former home of Conferedate general Robert E. Lee, Arlington is the final home to some of our nation's most respected names, and thousands of soldiers who died serving their country.
It should be a bucket list item for every American.
The obvious sites to visit is the gravesite of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, whose wife Jacqueline is next to him. This site sits near the bottom of a hill, which at the top is the home of Robert E. Lee. Much of the home has been restored, and about half of the furniture here are the originals. Lee had a stunning view of the Potomac River, and the entire valley outside of his front door.
Of the many monuments and memorials, the one that caught my eye was the large memorial for Pan Am Flight 103 which features Scottish stone. This was the flight that in December of 1988 exploded over Lockerbie, Scottland when terrorists denonated a bomb on board; 270 men, women and children died in the disaster.
To visit and walk the expansive grounds is free; there is a charge to park. Bus tours are available, but the best way to see this very special and these nearly spotless grounds is on foot.
Prepare to walk. A lot.
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