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Bundle of 3 - Arlington National Cemetery

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This is a bundle of three, highly animated, power point presentation on Arlington National Cemetery, The Tomb of the Unknowns and The Caisson Platoon. There are a total of 68 slides in the presentations, all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

Arlington National Cemetery is considered the most hallowed ground in the United States. Veterans of every one of the nation’s wars are interred there, as well as 2 presidents, a number of Supreme Court justices, and members of Congress. Its grounds are the final resting place for approx. 400,000 Americans. 3 million tourists visit the grounds annually. But it is more than a tourist attraction, it is an active cemetery conducting hundreds of burials each year.

The cemetery, which dates to the Civil War, has a long and fascinating history. It was originally the estate of a family related to George Washington, and its most prominent resident was Robert E. Lee, who called the estate home in the years just before the Civil War. The location of Lee’s mansion, on a hill overlooking WDC, was a critical strategic site at the outbreak of hostilities. The Union Army seized it, and later in the war, as a deliberate act to ensure Lee could never return, the estate was turned into a cemetery for Civil War dead.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking WDC. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.

THE TOMB HAS BEEN GUARDED 24/7 SINCE 1937. Tomb Guards come from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard". Serving the U.S. since 1784, the Old Guard is the oldest active infantry unit in the military. They keep watch over the memorial every minute of every day, including when the cemetery is closed and in inclement weather.
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The scene that defines Arlington National Cemetery is the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, aka the Old Guard, the oldest infantry unit in the United States Army. They conduct one of the most solemn activities in the United States, carrying the remains of a U.S. serviceman to his or her final resting place, a task that this unit will conduct 8 times a day every day of the year.

Power point presentation #1, Arlington National Cemetery contains 23 slides and covers the following:

Robert E. Lee’s
National Icon
Pre-Cemetery Days
George Washington
Parke Custis
Arlington House
Lee Inherits
Civil War Threat
Montgomery Meigs
First Burial
National Cemetery
Post Civil War
Decoration Day
Sheridan’s Burial
Every War
Caisson Platoon (2)
Tomb of the Unknowns (2)
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2, Arlington National Cemetery - The Tomb of the Unknowns contains 26 slides and covers the following:

Arlington National Cemetery
Four Unknowns
World War I
Interment Ceremony
Interment Ceremony
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Internment Ceremony
Internment Ceremony
Vacant Crypt
Interment Ceremony
Interesting Fact:1
Interesting Fact:2
Interesting Fact:3
Fact: 3 Continued
Interesting Fact:4
Interesting Fact:5
Fact: 5 Continued
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2, Arlington National Cemetery - The Caisson Platoon contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Caisson Platoon
Visiting Arlington
Arlington Funeral
Rider-less Horse
Caisson Team
The Horses (2)
The Caissons
The Platoon
Selection to Serve
Training The Horse
Training The Soldier
Daily Activities
Other Duties
End of Presentation

This is one of several bundled power point presentations that I offer in my store on... National Parks, Landmarks and Memorials.
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