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The Service™ is the Veterans Advantage Community blog for those who serve, those who care, and those who want to connect to all things military

A history of Arlington National Cemetery Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: History of Arlington National Cemetery Perfectly aligned white marble tombstones dot green hills like pearls, strung together by memories of fallen military members. That’s the sight at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC, which is the resting place for more than 400,000 veterans and their dependents over approximately 640 acres on the Potomac River. This Memorial Day we remember the fallen soldiers buried at Arlington and across the nation. And this Saturday Arlington hosts the inaugural Flowers of Remembrance Day, where the public can bring flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many veterans. 
Scott Higgins Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Remembering A Dear Friend & Advocate for Veterans I was saddened to hear the news that fellow Veteran advocate Bernie Edelman passed away. I met him soon after I came home from Vietnam. A talented writer, Bernie had a natural ability to articulate the spirit of military service articulately and with a deep respect to the solemn oath we all swear to when we serve. He assisted me by writing "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam" a popular book that was cathartic in helping our nation heal after a very unpopular war.
Scott Higgins Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Remembering Hero of 9/11/2001: Luis Alvarez The 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our nation is two weeks away. This is a deeply emotional time for all of us, especially those who served on that day and since. The blood, sweat, and ultimate sacrifice of so many is a lasting memory for millions of Americans and their families. Today, we pause to remember one who served with honor during and since that fateful day: The Marines Corps’s own Luis Alvarez, our Veterans Advantage HeroVet.

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