Arlington National Cemetery to Commemorate 150th Anniversary

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    Arlington National Cemetery will commemorate its 150th anniversary Monday morning.

    At 9 a.m., soldiers will conduct a special wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the milestone. The ceremony is free to attend.

    This is the last event of more than a dozen to mark the creation historic cemetery. The events began back in May, 150 years after the first military burial at the cemetery.

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    Army Pvt. William Christman was buried at Arlington in May 1874. The cemetery was established a little more than a month later, by Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs, on June 15, 1864.

     

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