- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - At Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington, rows of headstones are nearly covered by snow as a blizzard blows through the mid-Atlantic region.

By Saturday afternoon, the snow had reached past the names on rows of white stones and was also piling on top of them.

The military cemetery is the final resting place of more than 400,000 people and is normally open every day of the year. But it was closed Saturday and Sunday.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Col. Josslyn Aberle, said Friday that soldiers who are called sentinels would continue to stand guard at the cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the storm.


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