From the bloggers at Rolling in a RV.
We took a trip over Labor Day weekend to visit my sister and brother-in-law in DC.
Even though we’ve been to DC over a dozen times we had never visited the national cemetery. It’s a very sobering experience to see row upon row of grave markers.
The first people to be buried were Civil War soldiers. There are now over 400,000 graves. Most of the people buried at the cemetery were active, retired or former members of the armed forces, or high-ranking federal government officials and their dependents. Whitehouse police officers killed in the line of duty, astronauts from the Challenger and the Columbia, and free slaves who lived on the property are also buried there.
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