The popular sites are:
- Kennedy Family Grave: John (with perpetual flame), Robert and Ted, with an acknowledgement of Joe's presence. Jacqueline and their two children (John Jr. and Patrick, who only lived for two days) are also here.
- The story of actor Audie Murphy is remarkable. With only a 5th grade education, he quit school to pick cotton, then later lied about his age and snuck into the Army for World War II, all of 5' 5.5" and 112 pounds, but won more medals than almost anyone else, including the Medal of Honor. He had a 21 year acting career and died at the age of 45 in a plane crash, after which he was buried at Arlington. His gravestone at Arlington has collected $29,000 over the years, even though there is a sign that discourages this. He was known to have been generous with his money:
- Tomb of the Unknowns (latest correct name), which is guarded by Marines (the ideal guard is 6 feet tall with a 30 inch waist, although there are now females in the mix--and they serve for two years). The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is well-attended:
It's not officially official yet, but I yesterday reported that the strongest ocean storm ever in recorded history slammed into the Philippines:
Typhoon Haiyan has dropped in intensity "only" to 125 MPH, but all reports point to 195 MPH at landfall. For certain 100 were killed in one city, but the casualties will mount and the devastation will be horrific. Haiyan now heads for Vietnam and will make contact on Sunday just south of Danang (China Beach).