Published: June 2007
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Arlington National Cemetery
This excellent resource for the history of Arlington National Cemetery profiles distinguished persons buried there.

Arlington National Cemetery: Where Valor Proudly Sleeps
The site provides good background information on Arlington as well as information on current burials, including those related to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Old Guard
Members of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard) protect the Tomb of the Unknowns and support funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery.

"Taps" Bugle Call
The site explores the history of "Taps," the military bugle call that is played at military funeral services.


Andrews, Peter. In Honored Glory: The Story of Arlington. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966.

Bigler, Philip. In Honored Glory: Arlington National Cemetery: The Final Post. Vandamere Press, 2005.

Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. Woodbine House, 2000.

NGS Resources

Balog, James, and others. Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery. National Geographic Books, 2007.

Tarpy, Cliff. "The Battle for America's Front Yard." National Geographic (June 2004), 60-71.

Grosvenor, Melville Bell. "The Last Full Measure: The World Pays Tribute to President Kennedy." National Geographic (March 1964), 307-55.

Bowie, Beverley M. " 'Known But to God': Unknown Heroes of Two Wars Receive a Nation's Tribute in Reverent Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery." National Geographic (November 1958), 593-605.

Chase, Enoch A. "Fame's Eternal Camping Ground: Beautiful Arlington, Burial Place of America's Illustrious Dead." National Geographic (November 1928), 620-38.