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Arlington National Cemetery

U.S. Army Caisson Platoon escort a coffin at Arlington National Cemetery.

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.

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U.S. Army Caisson Platoon escorts a coffin at Arlington National Cemetery.

U.S. Army Caisson Platoon

Repatriation service for Army Sergeant Bernard J. Fisher on July 16, 2013.

Credit: Rebecca Tulkoff
Cameraman filming Memorial Day 2013 service in the Arington National Cemetery amphitheater.

Filming Memorial Day

Cameraman Edward Lee filming the Memorial Day 2013 service in the amphitheater.

Credit: Rebecca Tulkoff
Air Force Honor Guard pallbearers carry casket to burial site.

Air Force Honor Guard Pallbearers

From the service for Air Force Technical Sergeant Mark A. Smith on September 5, 2013.

Credit: Rebecca Tulkoff
Visitors arrive to the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2013.

Memorial Day at Arlington

Visitors arriving to the Memorial Amphitheater on Memorial Day 2013.

Credit: Rebecca Tulkoff

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