The Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater hosts three memorial services a year – Easter, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Most of the military organizations host annual memorial services in the amphitheater to oversee all the deaths within the branch of their respective organizations.
The following, from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is inscribed above the stage:
“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain,”
Above this entrance to the amphitheater the quote says:
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori,” (“It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.”)
– Horace, Ode III (65 BC – 8 BC)