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Episode 466

Arlington National Cemetery
Sun, 2018-Aug-12 01:30 UTC
Length - 1:59

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With 96,547 views on Saturday, 11 August 2018 our article of the day is Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 624 acres (253 ha) the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil War, as well as reinterred dead from earlier wars. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), controls the cemetery.

The national cemetery was established during the Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, which had been the estate of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee (a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington). The Cemetery, along with Arlington House, Memorial Drive, the Hemicycle, and the Arlington Memorial Bridge, form the Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April 2014.In recent years, the Department of the Army has expanded the cemetery onto public lands and restricted bicycle use within the cemetery. Some of these actions have been controversial.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:30 UTC on Sunday, 12 August 2018.

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