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Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs commanded the garrison at Arlington House and appropriated the grounds on June 15, 1864 for use as a military cemetery. Based on his recommendation, Arlington National Cemetery was created in 1864
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Brady Civil War Photos
›B-4077 Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs.
Source: The National Archives
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.