|Arlington National Cemetery: Arlington Cemetery is in northeastern Virginia. It is located across from
Washington, D.C. on the other side of the Potomac River. Over 260,000 people are buried there. Most
of them are veterans who died or were injured during a war.
|Iwo Jima: During WW II, five Marines and one
Navy medic raised an American flag on Mount
Suribachi. The battle for Iwo Jima lasted for a
month. More than 6,000 Marines and 20,000
Japanese soldiers died during the battle.
|World War II Memorial: This memorial was
completed in 2004 to honor the 16 million
Americans who fought in the Second
|Memorial Amphitheater: On Veteran's Day and
Memorial Day, services to honor deceased soldiers
are held here.
|Tomb of the Unknowns: The
white marble tomb contains
bodies of three unidentifiable
soldiers: one from WW I, one
from WW II, and one from the
Korean War. On one side it says,
"Here rests in honored glory an
American soldier known but to
|Korean War Veterans
Memorial: This memorial is a
park with 19 statues of
American soldiers. The
Korean War is often called
the "forgotten war."
|Vietnam War Memorial: This
black V-shaped memorial
was built in 1982. It contains
the names of the 58,000
American soldiers who died
in the Vietnam War.
|World War II
|Arlington National Cemetery