National Geographic : 1928 Nov
Photograph by Gerard Hubbard "YOUR OWN PROUD LAND CLAIMS FROM WAR HIS RICHEST SPOIL-THE ASHES OFHER BRAVE" During the years 1920 to 1923, the remains of 273 officers and 4,968 enlisted men of the World War were brought home from overseas. Since that time only occasional World War victims have been reinterred in Arlington. In this section, on the marble headstones ofthesoldiers oftheJewish faith is chiseled the Star of David; on all others is carved a cross. At intervals along the boulevards andavenues ofthecemetery metal tablets have been placed, each inscribed with a stanza from Theodore O'Hara's famous poem, "The Bivouac of the Dead," which was written inmemory ofKentucky soldiers killed in the Mexican War.