. . . honored the fallen at Arlington. Visiting the national cemetery just across the Potomac is a sobering experience, but maybe never more than when the nation is at war. See the sun rise on Easter, when patriotic strains and red, white and blue hues fill the white-marble Memorial Amphitheater. Or visit for "Flags In," when the 3rd U.S. Infantry's "Old Guard" places a small U.S. flag at more than a quarter of a million graves during the Memorial Day weekend.
Visitors fill the Memorial Amphitheater during a sunrise Easter service.
(1999 File Photo/Rick Bowmer -- The Washington Post)
Arlington National Cemetery
The cemetery hosts memorial services on Easter, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The Easter service will be at 6:30 a.m. April 20, with a musical prelude at 6:15 a.m. Information: 703-607-8052 or www.arlingtoncemetery.org.
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