Royal Encounter at the Eternal Flame
Each year, more than 4.5 million visitors flock over to the Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy, making it the most visited gravesite in the United States. This November 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of his passing. During the first week of May, I toured a student group through the cemetery. As we made our way to the Eternal Flame, we noticed the walkway was cordoned off. The next moment, we all saw Prince Harry making his way up the steps to pay his respects to the youngest elected President and his family. This was all part of of his second trip to the United States with a 2 day visit in the Washington, D.C.area. We would then encounter him again laying a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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Arlington, VA 22211, USA
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