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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders”

 
 
"Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
1. "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders"
Inscription.
Dedicated in memory of
the United States Colored Troops,
citizens, freed slaves, and contraband of Freedman's Village
by the descendants and friends.

October 9, 1992.

 
Erected 1992 by Committee to Memorialize African Americans of the Civil War.
 
Location. 38° 53.264′ N, 77° 4.099′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Ord & Weitzel Drive. Click for map. Marker is located in the northeastern corner of Section 27 in the Arlington National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Symbol of Friendship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let Freedom Ring (about 300 feet away); The Embassy Bombings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flag Raisings (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Marine Corps War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making A Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Of The U. S. Marine Corps (approx. mile away); The Battle For Iwo Jima (approx. mile away).
 
Regarding "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders". This marker is located
Memorial tree and marker, looking north. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
2. Memorial tree and marker, looking north.
within an area once reserved for deceased Black veterans as well as for civilian residents of the Freedman's Village which was established on the southern portion of the Arlington estate during and after the American Civil War. It is separated by a brick fence from Marshall Drive and the Netherlands Carrillon; and it is most easily accessible via the cemetery's western, pedestrian entrance which is about 0.05 mile northeast of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Freedman's Village - Arlington Cemetery. (Submitted on August 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Freedman's Village -National Park Service. (Submitted on August 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S.C.T., Reconstruction
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places
 
Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. James H. Harris, 38th USCI Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
3. Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. James H. Harris, 38th USCI
nearby in Section 27.
Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient, Landsman William H. Brown, USN Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
4. Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient, Landsman William H. Brown, USN
nearby in Section 27.
Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Thomas Shaw, 9th U.S. Cavalry Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
5. Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Thomas Shaw, 9th U.S. Cavalry
"Buffalo Soldier" hero in Section 27.
Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient James Richmond, 8th Ohio Inf. Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
6. Grave marker for Medal of Honor recipient James Richmond, 8th Ohio Inf.
Hero in the Battle of Gettysburg and one of the many White servicemen among the early interments in Section 27.
"Citizen" headstones for some of the many civilian freedmen buried in Section 27 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
7. "Citizen" headstones for some of the many civilian freedmen buried in Section 27
Portion of Section 27, Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 24, 2008
8. Portion of Section 27, Arlington National Cemetery
the Netherlands Carrillon is seen beyond the fenceline, center right.
Freedman's Village, Arlington Heights, Va Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
9. Freedman's Village, Arlington Heights, Va
Plan of Freedman's Village, on display at the Arlington House (Robert E. Lee Memorial) slave quarters museum, Arlington National Cemetery.
 

 
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