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Arlington Cemetery

View of D.C. Lone Guard Changing of the Guard Amphitheater Funeral March
 View of D.C.  Lone Guard  Changing of Guard  Chuck & Amphitheater  Funeral March

A Brief History of Arlington Cemetery

For some years the superintendent of the cemetery and the staff used the Arlington mansion as offices and living quarters.

 Beginning in 1925, the War Department began restoring the house, and in 1933 it was transferred to the National Park Service.  In 1955 the mansion was designated as a memorial to Robert E. Lee.  

Over the years some of the original furnishings have been obtained.  The hope is to restore the house to its pre-Civil War appearance and to recreate the home that Lee and his family loved so much. 

(Note:  See the link for the Arlington House for a more in-depth view of the history of the mansion)


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