6 Beasts We Admire At Arlington

Since the 1860s, Arlington County, Virginia has been home to the remains of many noble soldiers and admirable public figures. Today, there are approximately 400,00 people buried in Arlington National Cemetery and about 4 million people visit this historic military cemetery each year. Here are 6 beasts we greatly buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 

 

William Howard Taft (1857-1930)

He was the original advocate of the 7th inning stretch, the one who started the presidential opening pitch at major league baseball and the first president to be buried at Arlington National Park. Taft was also the only person to have served as chief justice of the Supreme Court and president of the United States.

William Howard Taft 

Adolphus Greely (1844-1935)

Major General Greely served in the U.S. Army during the civil war. He was an active explorer who managed to survive not one but two arctic winters without being resupplied in 1881. At the age of 91, he was awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor.

 

Medgar Evers (1925-1963)

An American civil rights activist and World War II soldier who played a key role in desegregating the University of Mississippi. His selfless efforts helped pave the way for future African American success.

 

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

World War II veteran and 35th president of the United States was buried in Arlington National Cemetery after his tragic assassination. His grave is marked with an eternal flame.


Jackie Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Known for her style, elegance, grace and lifelong contributions to the art and preservation of historic architecture, former first lady is buried next to her husband, JFK. She’s most likely buried in her iconic pink Chanel suit.

 

Grace Hopper (1906-1992)

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was one of the leading programmers in the Navy. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and is the reason our computer program problems are more commonly referred to as a “bug.”

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