On January 22 at noon, Robert M. Poole will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery—Where War Comes Home."
Writer and reporter Robert Poole’s newest book, Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery—Where War Comes Home, is the powerful contemporary biography of a fourteen-acre plot where many of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been laid to rest alongside service members from earlier wars. It is a portrait of our national cemetery as a living, breathing community, and a narrative about how improvised explosive devices, suicide bombs, and enemies who blend in with local populations have changed the nature and aftermath of conflict. Using Section 60 as a window into the latest wars, Poole recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes, and he explores the ways in which soldiers’ comrades, friends, and families honor and remember those lost to war—carrying on with life in the aftermath of wartime tragedy. Section 60 is a moving tribute to those who have fought and died for our country, and to those who love them.
Robert M. Poole, former executive editor of National Geographic, is a writer whose work has taken him around the world. His books include On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington Cemetery and Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery—Where War Comes Home.
Limited parking at the VHS due to construction
Please arrive in time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street.
While we continue making improvements to our building, Banner Lectures will be held in the Halsey Family Lecture Hall for the next few months. You will love the new chairs—another sign of progress.
Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.