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Arlington National Cemetery: Its History and Its Heroes (Part 3)

Arlington National Cemetery: Its History and Its Heroes


This year marks the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery. We’ll review its colorful history from its pre-Civil War days as Robert E. Lee’s home through current U.S. conflicts. We’ll recount lives of the famous and not-so-famous buried there, from presidents to privates, officers to enlisted men, Supreme Court justices to unknown slaves. We’ll visit its major monuments and memorials, including Tomb of the Unknowns and the September 11th Memorial. We’ll look at eligibility for burial, types of military honors, and how this modern cemetery administers 37 burials every weekday.


Thursdays July 10, 24 & 31 • 2–4 p.m. Cedar Lake Village 15325 S. Lone Elm Road Olathe, Kan.



Jim Peters, J.D., is Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at KU, and author of Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes.


For more information or to register please visit: http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/osher/course_detail.php?aid=AO14031019Phone (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823. MUST register through the Osher Institute to attend the course.

  • Thursday, July 31 2014 2:00 PM