Soldiers placed small American flags at the graves of more than 260,000 service members in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Alan Tolbert is not your average 13-year-old.
A decorated U.S. soldier who died while unsuccessfully trying to rescue his daughters from their burning North Carolina home was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Chief Warrant Officer Edward Duane Cantrell died along with his daughters as he attempted to save them from a fire.
Joanne Gutcher sits on the cold ground at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday. For the first time, she is seeing her son's headstone.
As we head into a workweek that ends with a federal holiday on Friday, you can expect the usual:
Just moments after departing Washington's Union Station, as the tour bus drove past the U.S. Capitol, Mel Bruce made an announcement to a handful of tourists.
For more than two centuries, it stood as a silent witness to history -- the "Arlington Oak," a tree that sprouted on land once owned by Robert E. Lee, and later consecrated as part of Arlington National Cemetery.
For the first time in its history, Arlington National Cemetery may soon have an accurate record of all the people buried there. The project involves the creation of a digital database that now is substantially complete, according to officials with the Graveside Accountability Task Force.
The U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment -- The Old Guard -- has posted watch at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery every second of every day for more than 63 years.
Some of the 30 service members killed in the August 6 helicopter attack in Afghanistan will be buried during a funeral service Friday in Virginia, officials said.
The U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command says no laws were broken when eight sets of cremated human remains were buried together at Arlington National Cemetery.
The bodies of five U.S. airmen who went missing when their plane crashed in the Philippines during World War II have been recovered and identified, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.
A U.S. Marine reservist detained in a security scare last week around the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery had his bond from a prior criminal case revoked, a local sheriff's office spokesman said Monday.
A U.S. Marine reservist was detained early Friday after being found acting "suspiciously" in Arlington National Cemetery before dawn, setting off a security scare that closed commuter routes around the Pentagon for a few hours to snarl morning rush-hour traffic, authorities said.
Authorities closed several roads near the Pentagon Friday morning to probe a suspicious vehicle.
Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counter-protesters Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
The president takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances Monday, laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and declaring that Americans owe "a debt to our fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."
Retired Air Force Col. William Koch Jr. is a Vietnam veteran. His wife, Jean, died in 2005, but he didn't know where she was buried in Arlington National Cemetery until last year.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday to honor Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I to die.
The last American veteran of World War I to die should lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol, his daughter said after lawmakers appeared to block the suggestion.
Solemn rows of headstones in Arlington National Cemetery were adorned with holiday decorations Saturday morning, as hundreds of volunteers laid wreaths on the gravesites of America's fallen troops.
A "suspect" discovery at Arlington National Cemetery has led to a criminal investigation into how eight sets of human remains ended up in a single grave at America's most famous military burial ground.
Vice President Joe Biden marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
The message from President John F. Kennedy's January 20, 1961, inaugural address has withstood the test of time, but not the elements at his grave site at Arlington National Cemetery.
In a quiet ceremony Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, a Marine killed three years ago in Iraq was reburied to be next to his close friend, a Navy SEAL who was recently killed in Afghanistan and who will be laid to rest alongside the Marine on Monday.
Former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
More graves in Arlington National Cemetery have been discovered to be mismarked after remains were exhumed last month, the Army said Wednesday.
Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on September 28, according to a statement from a Stevens family spokesman.
Mike McLaughlin knew he buried his father, a veteran of World War I, World War II and the Korean War, at Arlington National Cemetery.
Thousands of graves at Arlington may be unmarked or improperly marked, Sen. Claire McCaskill says.
On a blistering hot July morning, Debbie Higgins arrived at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the memory of her son, Marine Lance Cpl. James Higgins Jr., who was killed in Iraq on July 27, 2006.
Army Secretary John McHugh told Congress Wednesday that "unimaginable, unacceptable wrongs" had resulted from the mismanagement of Arlington Cemetery, one of the nation's most hallowed burial places for its war dead.
An army investigation finds hundreds of Arlington Cemetery graves were misidentified. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Fixing incorrectly marked and improperly located graves and designing a new and effective management structure has been the priority at Arlington National Cemetery since the Army announced earlier this month it had been neglected for years.
Army Secretary John McHugh answers questions on errors made in grave placement at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Supreme Court closed its term for the summer Monday with tributes to two members of its family.
Workers at Arlington National Cemetery have removed discarded grave stones that were lying in a stream bed for years until discovered by a Washington Post reporter this week.
Workers at Arlington National Cemetery have removed gravestones that were lying in a riverbed, possibly for years, until discovered by a Washington Post reporter this week.
Potentially hundreds of American veterans and their family members who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery were misidentified or mislocated, including some in an area that includes grave sites from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Army investigation.
Arlington National Cemetery officials scramble to make amends. CNN's Samantha Hayes reports.
CNN's Barbara Starr visits Arlington National Cemetery and shows us what some families leave behind at the gravesites.
It may surprise the casual visitor at Arlington National Cemetery to see a rubber duck on a headstone or an old football helmet lying in the manicured grass of a fallen soldier's grave.
The eyes of the nation turn to Arlington National Cemetery each Memorial Day weekend. Here, among the familiar iconic white granite markers, privates lie side-by-side with generals. For a nation at war, these lines grow longer every day.
Several veterans and conservative bloggers are taking issue with President Barack Obama choosing not to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Vice President Joe Biden is attending in his place.
Viewers tell us whether they think there should be an Iraq War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, former Cpl. Frank Buckles, turned 109 on Monday and is still hoping for a national memorial to his comrades in Washington.
For Karen and Morrill Worcester, it's a campaign that blossomed out of a personal family tradition. But for the families of the fallen, it's a holiday tribute to remember the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in the armed services.
Army Secretary John McHugh ordered a new investigation into poor record keeping and other problems at Arlington National Cemetery even as a separate investigation ended without an absolute answer to who is buried in a grave marked "Unknown."
President Obama paid tribute Wednesday to those who have lost their lives in the nation's wars as well as to the men and women who currently serve.
President Obama pays tribute to those who have lost their lives in the nation's wars and those who currently serve.
When the Army flew home the body of Spc. Stephan Mace from Afghanistan, his mother climbed aboard a small jet with the flag-draped coffin for the last leg of his trip.
Kate Bolduan meets a mother and whole community bringing home a fallen soldier from Afghanistan
A cross in the middle of nowhere was front and center at the Supreme Court. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
At Ted Kennedy's funeral, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick reads a letter the senator wrote to Pope Benedict XVI and the pope's response.
The Arlington National Cemetery gravesite of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy opened to the public at 8 a.m. Sunday, a little less than 12 hours after he was buried.
Shortly before his death, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote a letter to Pope Benedict XVI asking for the pontiff to pray for him as he struggled with an aggressive form of brain cancer, it was revealed at his graveside service Saturday evening.
President Obama hailed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy as "a champion for those who had none, the soul of the Democratic Party and the lion of the U.S. Senate" at a funeral Mass for the late lawmaker Saturday.
The hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery took on a different tone Monday -- the usually quiet and reverent resting place of fallen heroes was buzzing with volunteers, professional landscapers and their equipment during the annual "Renewal and Remembrance" project.
CNN Photojournalist Bethany Swain shows how arborists honor Arlington National Cemetery even when lightning strikes.
Barack Obama marked his first Memorial Day as president on Monday, calling on Americans to remember U.S. troops who died in the service of their country and navigating a Civil War memorial controversy.
Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year's first sunburn. Here's a handy 10-pack of facts to give the holiday some perspective.
Carl Azuz explores how a day to decorate the graves of Civil War troops became a day honoring all of America's fallen.
In Paul Syverson's photo album, there is only one family picture, taken right after his little sister was born. Paul, then 7, and his father beam with an identical grin.
Military families and kids get help adjusting to the loss of a parent, as CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
Each year on Memorial Day, tens of thousands of Americans visit Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington to pay tribute to the men and women who died serving the United States.
It's the part of Arlington where most recent KIAs are buried. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Flowers arrived at Capt. Marissa Alexander's office at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on June 3, 2005.
The Pentagon will lift its ban on media coverage of the flag-draped coffins of war victims arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
Frank Buckles, 107, says it is his duty as the last living U.S. WWI vet to honor the soldiers at Arlington Cemetery.
Frank Buckles considered it his duty to represent his fellow soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Photographer David DeJonge plans to capture a vanishing bit of history Tuesday on a trip to Arlington National Cemetery near Washington.
CNN's Paula Hancocks meets David Dejonge, a photographer chronicling the last men of the WWI generation.
U.S. veterans are honored for their service during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is at the center of combat between preservationists and cemetery officials.
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns takes honor and dedication. Who are the tomb guards and why do they do it?
How the candidates define their love of country may help determine the election's outcome. TIME asked each for his view of the meaning of patriotism. Here's how they responded
Before it became a national holiday, Memorial Day was a springtime holiday observed under many different titles, but all shared the same intent: to honor the brave people who died in battle by cleaning and decorating their grave sites.
President Bush on Monday lauded U.S. troops as "an awesome bunch of people" and lamented that some of them have had to die in defense of freedom.
President Bush makes Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.
Soldiers place flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday.
America's most recent war dead lie in a quiet patch of ground at Arlington National Cemetery known as Section 60.
Are you a runner? Now you can see the sights of New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. while on the run -- literally.
So there I was on a fall Sunday morning in 1978, a 7-year-old kid sitting in front of my TV tray watching the Smurfs, eating a bowl of Count Chocula cereal when my dad strolled into the living room of our Lincoln, Neb., home. Wearing his velour robe and his straw cowboy hat, my wonderfully eccentric old man asked me if this was the day that the lowly Cincinnati Bengals, my favorite team, were finally going to win a game.
The United States honored its military dead Monday with speeches from its politicians, parades led by its heroes and outdoor celebrations featuring family and food.
Mark Matthews, the oldest Buffalo Soldier, has died at the age of 111.
An Iraqi pilot and four U.S. airmen were together aboard an Iraqi Air Force plane when it crashed in May. Their remains were buried together this week in Arlington National Cemetery.
On the eve of Memorial Day, the U.S. Mint is remembering America's fighting men and women.
Funerals came nearly four decades late for four U.S. servicemen, three of whom who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
Irene Healea always knew what happened to her brother, but had no finality. On an idyllic morning at Arlington National Cemetery, she got it.
Some seem ready to say hi, with hand extended. Others are more haunting. Collectively, they are overwhelming -- portraits of lives cut short.
Their plane crashed in southern Laos 38 years ago during the Vietnam War. Last week, the remains of six Air Force servicemen were laid to rest in a single coffin at Arlington National Cemetery.
It may be the most hallowed ground in the nation: Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 260,000 people.