Where Valor Rests brings us face to face with the ceremonies of Arlington National Cemetery, from wreath-laying on Memorial Day to the moving graveside services that honor those who served our country.
Archival photographs ttrace the history of the cemetery from the early National Historic Monument, "Arlington House," to the eternal flame at the Kennedy grave and sections for lost astronauts and victims of the 9/11 Pentagon attack.
This lovely volume is a fitting tribute and a stirring reminder of the values Americans hold dear.
192 pages,220 color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
Rick Atkinson is the best-selling author of The Long Gray Line, a narrative account of West Point's class of 1966; Crusade, a history of the Persian Gulf War, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn.
His other awards include two more Pulitzers, the Livingston Award for international reporting, the John Hancock Award for Excellence, the George Polk Award for national reporting, and a PEN special citation for non-fiction.
"This book works hard to do [Arlington Cemetery] justice, with evocative photos, behind-the-scenes stories, and passages on the cemetery's history and operations."Arizona Republic