Arlington National Cemetery lies on a quiet bluff overlooking our nation’s capital. It is the resting place of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, airmen, and guardians.
Join author Gary Zelinski as he walks the rolling hills of this sacred place to visit the distant graves of patriots and heroes—some famous, others known only to their loved ones and their brothers and sisters in arms. You’ll get to know a number of them, uncovering details beyond the words engraved on their headstones. Learn about the crew of Apollo 1 and revisit the dawn of the space age. Meet a young soldier who fought on the beaches of Normandy and later became an icon of the civil rights movement. Feel the terror as twenty seconds tick by in the skies over South Vietnam and an airman’s single act of heroism leads to a lifetime of inspiring leadership.
As you learn about our nation’s most honored, you’ll discover stories not only of heroism and bravery but also of love, devotion, and quiet strength.