Arlington National Cemetery, a new local program from WETA TV 26, explores the history, mission and daily operations of this final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. The hour-long documentary captures how this revered place that honors the dead brings so much meaning to the living and considers why the site remains a top tourist destination, drawing more than three million visitors a year. Arlington National Cemetery premieres Wednesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. on WETA TV 26 and WETA HD and airs throughout the month.
The WETA Guide spotlights the special places and happenings in the Greater Washington area. For both the newcomer and the long-time resident, this television series is a great introduction to the region's many highlights.