Memorial Day - Arlington National Cemetery

On this Memorial Day, millions will gather at cemeteries around the country to honor the ultimate sacrifice of American men and women in defense of our freedom, including more than 400,000 interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Many Arlington gravestones feature symbols of faith including crosses and Stars of David as well as verses from the Bible. Engraved on a memorial unveiled in 1914 for Confederate soldiers of the Civil War are words from Isaiah, chapter 2, “and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks.” The World War I Chaplains Memorial, dedicated in 1926, includes a passage from John 15: “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

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