Pelosi Statement on 150th Anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery

Jun 16, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 150th anniversary of the date Arlington National Cemetery was established in 1864:

“Arlington is sacred ground – a place of rest for our heroes for 150 years, where America honors those who have died in the service of our country, from President John F. Kennedy to the Unknown Soldier.

“In those quiet fields across the Potomac from the nation’s capital, we feel the sacrifice that enables our liberty and the presence of those who have given their last full measure of devotion to freedom.  We are reminded of debts we can never repay, and our responsibility to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.

“As we observe the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, let us rededicate ourselves to caring for our veterans and all those who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our freedom.”

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