As the son of a professional military officer, I had often visited Arlington National Cemetery as a young person. Like many other young people, I had no real appreciation for what the cemetery and its hallowed grounds represented.
About ten years ago, following the death of my father, I was in Washington, D.C. on a business trip and had a bit of free time on my hands. I visited the cemetery and was struck by the fact that there was very little published material regarding either its history or that of the people interred there. As I visited some of the sections of the cemetery rarely seen by the average tourist it seemed to me that many of these people were in danger of becoming lost to history.
It was then that I began the research, which continues to this day, and which I hope will culminate in THE definitive history of this, the GREATEST of America's military cemeteries.
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Updated: 24 May 2003