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Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria
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Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately, located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of 2014, it was site to over 4,500 interments.HistoryAs one of the original national cemeteries, it served as the burial grounds for soldiers who died in the numerous hospitals around the Alexandria area, but by 1864 it was almost filled to capacity. This led to the development of the Arlington National Cemetery.Alexandria National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
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  • Abe did his speech here. I came for the ingress mission, I stayed for the history. I stayed as long as I could as there was a military funeral going on for retired Lt. Commander Flores, 21 gun salute ...  more »
  • An amazing place to see where our brave veterans of the different wars are buried. The highlights are the Kennedy grave with the eternal flame. You can also see Robert and Ted Kennedy's tomb near by. ...  more »
  • Clean, quiet and beautifully maintained, the cemetery is in the western portion of the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex. It's a collection of cemeteries dating as part back to 1751. If your into local h...  more »
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  • Clean, quiet, peaceful, and intimate. Is not busy or commercial like Arlington National.
  • Great place for a walk and actually quite peaceful
  • Boring! There's nothing to do here except sleep.