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Nov 26, 2012 - A salute to the fallen in Virginia

There are some people who make it a point to make an annual pilgrimage to Virginia every year in large groups with the help of large ground transportation like charter bus, coach charter, party bus, double-decker coaches, smaller mini bus or even a school bus. The reason many of these people, many of them who are now getting on in age do so is because they go back to visit their loved ones and fallen comrades at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

If you’re one of these people making your way back in a rented charter bus, we salute you and would like to help you enjoy a more comfortable means of getting to Virginia. Book your charter bus from Bus Charter VA and we’ll honor with some of the best service you’ve ever enjoyed.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, serves as a cemetery and a memorial to America's war heroes and it is visited by more than four million people from all around the world every year, all of them attending graveside services and special ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans and historical figures.

The popular tourist attraction is actually a cemetery that remains open daily from April through September from 8:00am to 7:00 pm and from October through March from 8:00am to 5:00pm. It is also open on December 25.

If you’re a first time visitor to Arlington National Cemetery, you can take a walking tour, starting from the Cemetery’s Visitors Center where you will find maps, guidebooks, exhibits, a bookstore and restrooms. You may walk the grounds on your own or take the interpretative shuttles that run from the visitor center to Arlington House, located atop the Cemetery’s highest point, and back for a small fee.

Do allocate several hours to explore the grounds and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as entry to charter buses and other motorized vehicles is only allowed for handicapped visitors, or for those issued with a special permit for attending a burial or visiting a private grave site.

More than 330,000 American servicemen as well as many famous Americans are buried at the 624 acre national cemetery, amongst them, Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Robert Kennedy.

Special memorial services are held in the Arlington National Amphitheater on Easter, Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. Many military organizations also conduct other annual memorial services throughout the year. This tourist hotspot is popular with people from all walks of life and from all over the world because of the sacrifice made by these heroes.

If you’re traveling on your own, the best way to get to the cemetery is to take Metro to the Arlington National Cemetery Station, take the express bus from the National Mall, or walk in across the Memorial Bridge. Alternatively, for large groups, getting in touch with your preferred VA charter bus rental service provider would simply make more sense.