Matthew Henson's Monument

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This is Matt's grave where he was reinterred April 6, 1988 along with his wife Lucy Ross Henson. The monument is the result of efforts. His book and a National Geographic article both provide the details of his tribute to Henson. Notice the sphere in the background which is Robert Peary's monument - a globe representing Earth with a bronze star at the North Pole; the prize which he and Henson achieved together.

<click for a view of Peary's grave>

Arlington photos by Ron Williams