The area where the Coast Guard World War I memorial, which honors the fallen crewmembers of the Cutter Seneca and Cutter Tampa, was placed is commonly referred to as Coast Guard Hill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo

A memorial by our own to our own

More than three million visitors arrive at Arlington National Cemetery’s hallowed grounds each year to pay their respects to American patriots. Scattered throughout the cemetery’s rolling hills, guests can also visit dozens of memorials. Sitting proudly atop a hill – sandwiched between sections 4 and 8 – is one of these memorials. It’s the Coast Guard Memorial.

The origin of Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer and an opportunity to gather with family and friends. For veterans and their families, it is a day of rememberance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice […]