Virginia: Many events to mark Arlington Cemetery anniversary

 
 
 U.S. Army honor guard members march at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
U.S. Army honor guard members march at the gravesite of Army Pvt. William Christman, who was the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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Arlington National Cemetery has planned a series of events this month and next to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The first military burial occurred May 13, 1864, for Union Pvt. William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry. It was officially designated as a military cemetery on June 15, 1864. ANC Tours is offering guided “Arlington at 150” tours focused on different topics (Civil War, the World Wars, Medal of Honor) on certain dates.

Details: For tour information, see www.anctours.com. The cemetery’s site is www.arlingtoncemetery.mil.

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