Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria

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Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately 5.5 acres (2.2 ha), 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. The cemetery can accommodate the cremated remains of eligible individuals.
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  • We were surprised to learn so much about the history of this military cemetary. Simple reflective beauty. We learned about this cemeterys history starting as a cemetery for union lives lost farburied....  more
    We were surprised to learn so much about the history of this military cemetary. Simple reflective beauty. We learned about this cemeterys history starting as a cemetery for union lives lost farburied....  more »
  • I stumbled on this cemetery while wandering the streets of Alexandria on a gorgeous day, simply wanting to be off the "regular" path. This held a surprise as I found the grave of a relative from the....  more
    I stumbled on this cemetery while wandering the streets of Alexandria on a gorgeous day, simply wanting to be off the "regular" path. This held a surprise as I found the grave of a relative from the....  more »
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  • I occasionally spend time in the area and finally was able to spend time here at the Alexandria National Cemetery. I enjoyed reading the history of this cemetery and the history of the national cemetery system (was not aware!). The grounds are solemn and well kept. My thoughts and prayers to all the service members here and their families. I'm glad I was able to spend some time here, learn about this place, and dwell on so many people's sacrifices.
  • Nice trail run, walk

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