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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Tel: 703 607 8000
Concierge.com's insider take:
The most honored burial ground in the country spans over 600 acres in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac from the Lincoln Memorial. It is the final resting place for more than 300,000 citizens who have served with distinction, among them General John J. Pershing and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Among the scores of graves of fallen servicemen and women is the Tomb of the Unknowns, watched over by an honor guard and containing the remains of three unidentified soldiers representing the unknown dead from World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. (The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour between October and March, and on the half hour the rest of the year.) By far the site most visited, however, is the grave of John F. Kennedy, marked by the Eternal Flame; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was later buried next to him, and his brother Robert Kennedy lies nearby.