Starting with the Revolutionary War, veterans from every American war have been interred within Arlington's grounds.Since the Civil War, more than 330,000 of our nation's fallen soldiers and veterans have been laid to rest at Arlington. An unbroken chain of men and women who have served this country with honor and distinction. Because of their incredible efforts, we can stand here today and say with confidence, their service has been selfless, their accomplishments have been extraordinary and they are true patriots.
There's a poem the honor guards learn that says it all. “You are guarding the world's most precious gifts. You, you alone, are the symbol of 250 million people who wish to show their gratitude. And you will march through the rain, the snow, and the heat to prove it.”
At Arlington National Cemetery, with the very best videographer's, photographer's and equipment, we are honored to produce the very highest quality videos and photographs by using the best team of cameramen and photographers for families attending services.
Arlington Media has worked with thousands of families since 2003. We understand exactly how important your service is, and we're here to make sure everything goes smoothly while being mindful that we are a guest sharing this hallowed space with you and your family during a moment of quiet grief.
“Thank you for sending us your card, I'm so happy that you were here to take these photos.”
— I. Worrell
“I want to express my sincere appreciation for the lovely photos taken of my father at Arlington National Cemetery. We as a family, were very please with the expressive nature of the event which you captured so well for us on film. Thank you again.”
“I received and viewed the DVD of my wife's burial. I was extremely satisfied with the product, it was more than I hoped for. My family and I will treasure the DVD and intend to pass it out to our extended family that couldn't attend the ceremony. If you need a supporter you can count on me. Thanks again for the outstanding work...”
—Bernard (Joe) Josephson
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John F. Kennedy once said "a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers."
My company is about capturing memories at Arlington through photos and videos. This is all we do — period. That’s why we’re the best. But it is more central than it first may seem apparent. For all we can ever do for our heroes is to remember them and remember what they did — and memories of these military services are transmitted to future generations through your memories and pictures and videos.
So a year from now, or 50 years from now, you and your descendants can hear the playing of Taps or see the fluttering of the flag in tribute to your loved ones service and the memory and the importance of that day will again be in the forefront of your minds and hearts.
Arlington National Cemetery, which provides a final resting place for the heroes who have defended our country since the Civil War, is a historic 624-acre burial ground on the Potomac River. The headstones stand in silent formation honoring the service and sacrifice of America's brave soldiers and their families.
This hallowed ground was dedicated on June 28, 1864 at the height of one of America’s most costly wars. Private William Christman of Company G, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry was the first veteran to be buried. The men in Gray were retiring from Antietam, where thousands of their comrades had fallen between dawn and dusk in one terrible day. And the men in Blue were moving towards Fredericksburg, where thousands would soon lie by a stone wall in heroic and sometimes miserable death.President Coolidge said long ago, “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.”
For more than 60 years, 24 hours a day, a lone sentinel has kept a silent vigil aside the Tomb of the Unknowns. Even as Hurricane Irene shut down the rest of Washington, a sentinel still walked his tour in humble reverence. Recently, a tomb guard was asked what is it like here at night, alone, in the quiet of this place. And he said he felt a kinship to the men resting here; that this was where he wanted to be, here to honor his comrades and all they represent. “Sometimes,” this young PFC said, “The rain streaks in your eyes or your fingers go numb from cold, but then I think about what they suffered through. And after that my duty doesn't seem hard at all.”
Rain, snow, and the heat will not hinder our commitment to you to cover your loved ones service with respect and discretion. We are professionals using professional equipment prepared for any weather condition, if the cemetery is open, we will be there. Our use of professional cameras and lenses allow us to cope with the unexpected that makes each service unique. Using long range lenses allows us to capture private moments without interfering in the solemnness of the military rites.
Documenting a funeral and interment of a loved one by video or photo allows friends and family who couldn't attend to experience the memorial service and provides a moving commemoration you will cherish for years to come.
1 Dependent Services
When a spouse or other dependent of a current or former member of the Armed Forces is buried at Arlington, the military service in which the primary party served will provide a casket team and a chaplain. No other military funeral honors will be rendered unless the spouse also served in the military.
2Standard Honors Services
Enlisted service members interred/inurned at Arlington National Cemetery will receive honors provided by the decedent’s branch of service.
These honors include:
A casket team (body bearers / pall bearers)
A firing party
3 Full Honors Services
In addition to the standard military funeral honors, Commissioned and Warrant officers and senior non-Commissioned Officer with a pay grade of E-9:
ARMY: Sergeant Major (SGM), Command Sergeant Major (CSM), Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA),
NAVY & COAST GUARD: Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO), Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), or Coast Guard (MCPOCG),
MARINES: Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt), Sergeant Major (SgtMaj), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SgtMajMC),
AIR FORCE: Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt), First Sergeant, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Chief Master Sergeant
of the Air Force (CMSAF),
are eligible for full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery including:
An escort platoon (size varies according to the rank of the deceased)
A military band
Additionally, those eligible for full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery may use the caisson, if available. Officers in the rank of colonel and above in the Army and the Marine Corps may be provided a caparisoned (riderless) horse, if available. General/flag officers may receive a cannon salute (17 guns for a four-star general, 15 for a three-star, 13 for a two-star, 11 for a one-star), if available.