Arlington National Cemetery

Trey's grandfather, Walter Matthew Winoski, is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He was a colonel in the US Marine Corps and served in Korea and Vietnam wars. He passed away in 1995 from cancer and was laid to rest in Arlington, along with many other veterans. Trey went to the funeral but hasn't been back since, so as we were coming home from Dover, DE last weekend we decided to take a detour to visit him!

Trey had never seen the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, I went but it was years and years ago, so we also stopped to see that. We were also able to wait around and see the changing of the guard ceremony.
Pretty view as we were walking through

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Keeping watch

View of the city from the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

Changing of the guard ceremony about to begin
Looking back up, towards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

We were actually able to look up his location online, it is done by section number then gravesite number. We didn't realize until after we found his gravesite that the tombstones actually had the gravesite numbers on the back and actually went in order! At least we know for next time, so it's easier to find. Luckily we started off in the correct general area so we didn't have to search for too long to find him.

His view

There were wreaths on each grave in his section, they are a part of the Wreaths Across America project. That link takes you to the Arlington Cemetery website, as long as it is the month of December it should tell you about that project.

Wreaths on every grave in his section

His with a wreath, again

It was an awesome pit stop on our trip home that we plan to make a habit!

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