A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery (Hardback)
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A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 30/06/2008
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Walking through Arlington National Cemetery is an experience like no other. A quiet sense of respect persists, and the beauty is overwhelming. It is the final resting place of thousands of our nation's war heroes, with more added every day in poignant and moving ceremonies. Robert C. Knudsen presents the majesty and dignity of this national cemetery with over 200 full-colour photos of Arlington during each of the four seasons. He highlights the natural beauty that surrounds it, with the vibrant colours of autumn foliage, the stark contrast of a winter's snow, the soft pink of spring cherry blossoms, and the bright sun of summer. Every branch of the military is represented as well, with up-close photographs of ceremonies, practices, and many of the unique and interesting grave sites Arlington holds. "A Living Treasure"showcases the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Section 27 and Freedman's Village, where one-time slaves are buried; Kennedy's grave and the Eternal Flame; the honour guards, ceremonial units, and special events for each military branch; and so much more. It includes text sidebars explaining highlights of Arlington's history as well, from the Arlington Ladies to how burial at ANC became such an honour. With a special focus on each branch of the military and each season of the year,"A Living Treasure" is a unique and beautiful keepsake, whether you've been to Arlington National Cemetery, plan on visiting, or just want to experience the beauty on your own.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781597972727
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 939 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The final resting place of thousands of brave and honorable Americans, Arlington is afforded the respect and detail it deserves in Knudsen's elegant and thorough volume. The countless hours Knudsen spent at the cemetery are evident in the quality and variety of images...Those who have already been there will see something new...and those who haven't been can visit vicariously and get a true sense of the historic and societal importance of Arlington...Knudsen has compiled a fitting tribute to Arlington, for those who perform duties there and those who rest there eternally."--ARMY-- (09/03/2008)
"Through beautiful photography, Robert C. Knudsen's book captures the quiet beauty of the cemetery throughout all seasons."--American Spirit-- (11/21/2008)
"A thoughtful and beautiful gift for anyone who has a loved one buried at Arlington...so beautiful that you will want to keep it near at all times you are home."--Military Living's R&R Travel News--Military Living's R&R Travel News (11/21/2008)

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