Design of this stamp is a view of the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery is located in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. It has become the final resting place for thousands of Americans who were killed in war or who died while in the service of their country. It was established in 1864. The 500-acre site also contains the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Confederate Monument. Among the famous persons buried there are presidents Taft and Kennedy and generals Pershing and Marshall.