This video provides both a history of, and a tribute to, the hallowed U.S. national military cemetery, created during our tragic Civil War to maintain the Union and end slavery. Overlooking the rolling hills of the cemetery stands a columned antebellum house that was home to Confederate general Robert E. Lee at the outbreak of the War Between the States. The program tells the story of how the property, confiscated by Federal forces, saw its first use as a national cemetery during the carnage of the Wilderness Campaign in May of 1864, when Union dead were interred there. Since that time it has become the final resting place for thousands of men and women who laid down their lives for their country. The video provides a tour of the grounds, including footage of the most famous sites at Arlington such as President Kennedy's "Eternal Flame" and the "Women in the Military Service for America" Memorial. The program also features the famous "Changing of the Guard" ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
~ Steve Blackburn, All Movie Guide