The Old Amphitheater, one of the most beautiful buildings on the grounds, was dedicated in 1874. For many years, it was the home to the annual Memorial Day observances as well as to other patriotic meetings. Mostly unused now, it was replace by the Memorial Amphitheater, which is larger and which can seat more guests and participants. The Old Amphitheater is located to the rear of the Custis-Lee Mansion and near the site of the Memorial to the Civil War Unknowns.
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard