Jane Ryan, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan, and Suellen Lansell, chairman of the Air Force Arlington Ladies, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery April 14. The event marks the golden anniversary of the Arlington Ladies. The Arlington Ladies are a group of volunteers who represent the Ryans at every Air Force funeral in the cemetery. The group was created 50 years ago when then Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg's wife saw a funeral in 1948 for an Air Force person with no one in attendance. Since then, no one is ever buried alone.
A sentry walks past a wreath laid by the Arlington Ladies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery April 14. The wreath commemorates the golden anniversary of the Arlington Ladies.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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