Battle of the Philippine Sea
Babble of the Bulge
Invasion of Northern Africa
Crossing the . . . — — Map (db m137191) WM
Dedicated to the men of the 65th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for their valor and patriotism during the Korean War, 1950 - 1953.
Official seals of the Department of the Army and the 65th Infantry Regiment . . . — — Map (db m77574) WM
"…to Marines it's not about the individuals and never has been...what they did together and what they represent remains most important. That doesn't change."
—General Robert B. Neller
USMC Commandant, . . . — — Map (db m171755) HM WM
This tablet erected
the 12th Penna. Vol. Infantry
in memory of
the officer and men of the Regiment
who died in service
during the Spanish-American War
at Fort Myer, Va.—Camp Alger, Va.
Dedicated May . . . — — Map (db m70858) HM WM
APO 144, N.Y. - WW II - Europe England - France - Belgium They moved the mail They enhanced the morale 1st. Lt. Wm. K. Armstrong, ACC · S/Sgt. John D. Caidano · Sgt. Fred A. Murphy · T/4 Willis W. Cresswell · T/4 Ira Osteen · T/5 Richard W. Betts . . . — — Map (db m98626) WM
In commemoration of all Sky Soldiers whose valor and sacrifice in defense of South Vietnam must never be forgotten. "All gave some - Some gave all" Renderings of military insignia: Combat Infantryman Badge 173rd Airborne Brigade Paratrooper . . . — — Map (db m24554) WM
In memory of the 1480 airborne troopers
who paid the Supreme Sacrifice while
serving in Europe during World War II
Dedicated for the 50th Anniversary of Division Activation
April 15, 1943
Battle of the Bulge . . . — — Map (db m137237) WM
In honor of the Redcatchers for their sacrifice and selfless dedication to duty in the Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1970.
They shall remain a steadfast example in the hearts of their fellow soldiers and countrymen. Insignia of the . . . — — Map (db m98642) WM
Dedicated to the
past and present members of
3d United States Infantry
(The Old Guard)
who served their country in
war and peace since 1784 earning
51 battle honors and who, since 1948,
have served as the guardians
of . . . — — Map (db m137218) WM
4th Service Group - 79th Station Complement - 199th Medical Detachment - 21st Weather - 1297 Military Police - Red Cross
Dedicated in memory of the Gallant 416th Airmen and the diligent support personnel whose supreme sacrifice aided in preserving . . . — — Map (db m137205) WM
Insignia of the Tenth Armored "Tiger" Division This tree planted in memory of the courageous men of the 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion Commanded by LTC William W. Beverley who fought so valiantly in the European Theatre of . . . — — Map (db m93099) WM
Fifteenth Air Force
304th Bombardment Wing
454th Bombardment Group (H) AAF
San Giovanni Airfield, Italy
1944 - 1945
"Memorializing those who made the Supreme Sacrifice"
"Honoring all who served"
Placed in 1993 by former . . . — — Map (db m137198) WM
In memory 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) San Giovanni Airfield, Italy 1943-1945 This oak tree, planted April, 1996, is in living memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the skies over Europe during World War II to preserve our freedoms. . . . — — Map (db m98605) WM
The 484th Bomb Group (H) 49th Bomb Wing
15th AF, Flew Bombing Missions From
Torretta Airfield, Italy 1944-45 and Was
Part of the Greatest Aerial Armada to
Ever Take to the Skies
(484th Bomb Group Association)
This Plaque . . . — — Map (db m62341) WM
To the Men of the 487th Bomb Group (H)
Lost in Action 1943 -- 1945
487th Bomb Group (H)
U.S. Army Air Force
8th Air Force
Station 137 . . . — — Map (db m137200) WM
503rd Prcht Inf Reg
462nd Prcht Arty Bn
161st Prcht Eng Co
Is Dedicated to the Memory of
Our Comrades Who Gave Their Lives
In The Cause of Freedom
During World War II — — Map (db m62454) WM
These blue spruce trees
dedicated October 20, 1982
in honor of all members of
the regiment who served in the
European Theater of Operation
During World War II
★ . . . — — Map (db m137221) WM
In honor of the valiant paratroopers who made the supreme sacrifice in liberating the Philippines. This regiment secured peace in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre of war and was the first to occupy Japan — — Map (db m137204) WM
Ardennes / Alsace
1944 - 1945
In Honor Of The More Than 1000 Men Of The
63RD Infantry Division
Who Gave Their Lives So That
We May Live Free
Dedicated to their fallen comrades by the men of . . . — — Map (db m62350) WM
World War I
World War II
"I do not ask that Thou shall front the fray,
And drive the warring foemen from my sight;
I only ask O Lord, by . . . — — Map (db m11882) WM
Alconbury and Hardwick, England
North Africa: Three Tours
WWII Strategic Bombing 1942 - 1945
In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Skies
Over Europe During World War II to Preserve Our Freedoms.
Dedicated to All Who . . . — — Map (db m62342) WM
In memory of our fallen comrades of the 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army killed on Leyte, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan and to all Deadeyes who fought with valor and distinction to defeat Imperial Japan — — Map (db m61926) WM
Fort Ethan Allen's star-shaped design enabled soldiers to defend all sides of the fort.
Constructed primarily from earth and wood, Fort Ethan Allen was a bastion-style fort. Bastions are angular structures that jut out from the enclosing . . . — — Map (db m129227) HM WM
Fort Ethan Allen had emplacements for 36 guns.
The forts that formed the Defenses of Washington were placed at half-mile intervals, supplemented with artillery batteries and rifle pits, making a nearly continuous connection between . . . — — Map (db m129236) HM
No enemy could have gotten as close to Fort Ethan Allen as you are now.
A half-mile perimeter of earthen walls and deep ditches enclosed the fort. Inside, as many as 1,000 soldiers manned the fort's 36 gun emplacements. Some pieces of . . . — — Map (db m132581) HM
This garden fed the Custis and Lee families, their many guests, the enslaved house workers, and even the Federal Army. It provided for the family from early spring to late fall.
The harvest included fruits and vegetables such as berries, . . . — — Map (db m93092) HM
This point has long been a vital gateway for commerce and travelers. In the early 1800s, the first Long Bridge connected Alexandria traders and Virginia farmers with Washington and Georgetown. Now, cars, trains, and the Metro carry people and goods . . . — — Map (db m134979) HM
You might be surprised to learn that there have been Marines for longer than there has been a country called the United States of America.
The Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, first authorized the raising of the . . . — — Map (db m129452) HM
When the Civil War broke out, the Potomac River—to your right—became the dividing line between North and South. Shortly after Robert E. Lee resigned from the US Army in 1861, Union soldiers seized Arlington House.
Sixty years later, a nation . . . — — Map (db m204431) HM
If you are here on a quiet day, you may see only empty space and a manicured lawn between here and the statue. Be assured there are many times every year when this parade ground is packed with color, motion, and beloved traditions.
You can see . . . — — Map (db m129463)
Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, a nature preserve that hosts many species of migratory birds, included a designed recreational road pull-off parking area intended as a feature of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, the original portion of the . . . — — Map (db m156767) HM
"The raising of the flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."
—Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal
23 February 1945
America's Stars and Stripes remains a potent symbol of Marine . . . — — Map (db m129458) HM
"Before us is the broad and beautiful river, separating two of the original thirteen States, which a late President [Andrew Jackson]... desired to span with arches of ever-enduring granite, symbolical of the firmly established union . . . — — Map (db m142186) HM
Birthplace of Nellie Custis
the adopted daughter of
General George Washington
Original land grant 1669
Purchased by John Parke Custis
in 1778 from the Alexanders
for whom Alexandria Virginia
Destroyed by fire in 1930 . . . — — Map (db m15867) HM
The land that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occupies today was once part of Abingdon Plantation. Abingdon was the home of George Washington’s stepson, John Parke Custis, and birthplace of Washington’s beloved granddaughter, Nelly. . . . — — Map (db m8381) HM
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority worked in concert with Federal, state and local historic preservation agencies and professionals in the field to develop the restoration plan for the Abingdon Plantation site. The restoration process . . . — — Map (db m8386) HM
Dedicated to all African American Veterans of the Korean War, 1950-1953, for your valor, pride, patriotism and professionalism.
Your pioneering efforts and sacrifices have contributed immensely to the development of today's Soldiers, . . . — — Map (db m11216) WM
Albert Irvin Cassell designed the George Washington Carver Apartments, located on this site from 1943 to 2015. Cassell was a distinguished architect in the Washington, D.C. region known for his association with Howard University and his designs . . . — — Map (db m190466) HM
The oldest part of this house may date from 1836 when John M. Young, a Washington wheelright and carriage maker, purchased the farm from Thomas Hodges, planted a large orchard and used the place as a summer home. In 1905, the farm was acquired by . . . — — Map (db m884) HM
Founder/Organizer of the Shade Garden and Northern Virginia Master Gardener Program
In Recognition and Grateful Appreciation for Her Wisdom and Unwavering Support for Over 30 Years — — Map (db m163447) HM
This grove is a living tribute to all
who served in the Persian Gulf War
and an enduring symbol
of peace and strength for all
Dedicated by George Bush, May 7, 1996
President of the United States of America, . . . — — Map (db m137957) WM
On June 16,1608, Englishman Captain John Smith and fourteen other men from the Jamestown colony entered the Potomac River aboard a two-ton open barge in search of a glistering metal the [natives] told us they had from Patowmeck. They . . . — — Map (db m194325) HM
After the World War I (WWI) Armistice on November 11, a global commemorative culture paid tribute to all those affected by the war. County residents remembered lost service members through flag raisings, memorial trees, and other . . . — — Map (db m134452) HM
In sacred memory of
American Special Operations Forces.
"Courage and Sacrifice."
[Five organizational emblems/insignia follow:]
United States Special Operations Command,
[U.S. Army Special Forces] Airborne,
Joint . . . — — Map (db m12589) WM
This oak tree was planted as a memorial to those who served in the American Volunteer Group, the China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force during World War II.
Dedicated by the members of the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association . . . — — Map (db m11694) WM
Dedicated to the memory of the deceased mothers of National Capital Chapter #5 who bore-the burden in the heat of the day and now rest from their labors, and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have made the Supreme Sacrifice . . . — — Map (db m137229) WM
Rendering of organizational insignia 1942 · We Led The Way · 1945 In memory of our fallen comrades who sacrified their lives in the service of their country while serving in the United States Navy and Army Amphibious Scouts and Raiders . . . — — Map (db m15183) WM
In honor of members of the
United States Armed Forces who
died during an attempt to rescue
American hostages held in Iran
25 April 1980
· U.S. Marine Corps ·
John D. Harvey
Sgt., 30 May 1958
George N. Holmes, Jr.
Cpl., 20 . . . — — Map (db m11105) WM
The sculptor of these monumental bronze figures, Felix de Weldon, had this to say late in his life:
"This memorial commemorates the brave deeds of the Marines and their bitter fighting in so many far away places. Where have any men done more . . . — — Map (db m129455) HM
Arlington County in 1921
This 1921 aerial photograph shows the immediate surroundings and transportation networks of both the streetcar line and roads from Clarendon from Ballston. The Washington-Virginia Railway, successor to the Washington, . . . — — Map (db m145151) HM
This interim memorial is the first stage of the construction of a permanent memorial to honor and remember the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the worst terrorist attack on the United States. On that day, 16 . . . — — Map (db m198008) HM WM
In 1778, John Parke Custis purchased most of the 1,100 acres comprising this estate from the Alexander family. John's son, George Washington Parke Custis, came in 1802 and completed the house in 1818. He named it “Arlington” after the old Custis . . . — — Map (db m70738) HM
On May 24, 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River into Virgina and occupied the Arlington Estate. Officers lived in the house while hundreds of soldiers camped on the grounds. The Army crisscrossed the estate with roads and telegraph lines, . . . — — Map (db m194056) HM
In 1775, Prince Hall (a freed slave) and fourteen other African Americans joined Lodge No. 441, Grand Lodge of Ireland (a military lodge in Boston. After the British vacated Boston, the black masons were left with limited powers but . . . — — Map (db m184532) HM
In the first half of the 20th Century, Arlington County changed from a handful of separate neighborhoods to a cohesive community with its own identity and government. The establishment of a central post office was a major factor in this . . . — — Map (db m54884) HM
" … a detail of men with axes was marched … to the place afterwards known as 'Fort Runyon' and proceeded to level the ground of a fine peach orchard of three hundred trees."
History of the Seventh . . . — — Map (db m134984) HM
In 1939, Gustav Ring purchased 53 acres of land from B.M. Smith to develop Arlington Village. Ring and architect Harvey Warwick designed a garden apartment community of 655 townhouses in the Colonial Revival style. It also incorporated a small . . . — — Map (db m163445) HM
The ARPANET, a project of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, developed the technology that became the foundation for the internet at this site from 1970 to 1975. Originally intended to support military . . . — — Map (db m47305) HM
Memorial Avenue was created at the same time as Arlington Memorial Bridge to serve as a ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The avenue was originally planned to be flanked by numerous statues of American heroes. Seven memorials . . . — — Map (db m142188) HM
This intersection has been a focal point since about 1740, when two roads were developed, one from the future site to Alexandria to the mouth of Pimmit Run, the other from Awbury’s Ferry (at the site of Rosslyn) to the Falls Church. The first came . . . — — Map (db m55969) HM
By 1900 a well-defined village called Central Ballston had developed in the area bounded by the present Wilson Boulevard, Taylor Street, Washington Boulevard, and Pollard Street. More diffuse settlement extended westward to Lubber Run and southward . . . — — Map (db m72026) HM
The expansion of the Federal government and the increase of the population in the mid-20th century led to dramatic changes to the region. After the closure of the trolley lines in Arlington County, buses were the primary means of . . . — — Map (db m145152) HM
In 1880 Dr. John W. Barcroft rebuilt the Arlington Mill. The name of the railroad station here was subsequently changed from Arlington to Barcroft, and that became the name of the residential community which developed eastward along Columbia Pike. . . . — — Map (db m86142) HM
The Barcroft Community house was constructed in 1908 as a branch chapel of the Methodist church. It was sold in 1914 to the neighborhood civic association, the Barcroft School and Civic League. The building served as the Barcroft neighborhood public . . . — — Map (db m56472) HM
Here stood Battery Garesché, constructed late in 1861 to control the higher ground dominating Fort Reynolds, 200 yards to the southeast. It had a perimeter of 166 yards and emplacements for 8 guns. — — Map (db m5164) HM
As you walk around this statue, you can see a long list of battlefields where Marines have put their lives on the line for the sake of the United States. Some of these places you may know well. Others may reveal unknown chapters of American history . . . — — Map (db m129460) WM
Dedicated to the gallant and victorious men and women who participated in the Battle of the Bulge, World War II, 16 December 1944 thru 25 January 1945 in Belgium and Luxembourg. The greatest battle ever fought by the United States Army. Presented by . . . — — Map (db m137217) WM
To the World War II American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest land battle in the history of the United States Army.
An emblem of the Association of
the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge is engraved on the . . . — — Map (db m11211) WM
This Cedar of Lebanon tree grows in living memory of the Americans killed in the Beirut terrorist attack and all victims of terrorism throughout the world.
Dedicated during the first memorial ceremony for these victims.
Given by: No Greater . . . — — Map (db m88360) HM WM
Did you know? Benjamin Banneker was a…
★ Son of freed slaves from Baltimore, Maryland
★ Member of the first appointed team to survey the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
★ Pioneered innovative agricultural . . . — — Map (db m198327) HM
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift, 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. [Insignia of:] Berlin Airlift Veterans Assoc. [Renderings of two U.S. transport aircraft] Presented by the Berlin . . . — — Map (db m24603) WM
Caleb Birch, a farmer and constable, built a log house here around 1800 on land granted to his grandfather, James Robertson, by Lord Fairfax in 1724. The original house burned and was rebuilt about 1836. A second log cabin was added ten years later. . . . — — Map (db m56520) HM
In June 1945 the scene nearby would have included the multiple tracks, gas-electric combine, electric substation, and passenger station shown below. As of 1912 Bluemont Junction served as the hub of the multi-line Washington & Old Dominion Railway. . . . — — Map (db m24924) HM
(Trail Side): Bluemont Junction began operation in 1912 as a part of the newly formed Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railway. The station was a busy transfer point for passengers and freight from Alexandria and Georgetown to points west, . . . — — Map (db m24988) HM
This landmark was first described in 1724 by surveyor Charles Broadwater as "the rock stones called Brandymore Castle." Research in 1972 established that the natural formation matched the boundary descriptions on the 18th century land grands from . . . — — Map (db m8180) HM
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