The Commander in Chief's Oak

The Commander in Chief's Oak (HM1CI1)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.919', W 77° 4.954'

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This oak tree was dedicated by the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, on August 7, 1989, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the establishment of the War Department under the United States Constitution. It honors the men and women of the Armed Forces who, since the founding of the Republic, serve under oath to "support and defend" the Constitution.

Soils collected from Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia; Independence Hall, Philadelphia; Washington D.C.; New York City; Wyoming and Texas were deposited in the ceremony, in which the Honorable Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense and the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army, also participated.
HM NumberHM1CI1
Year Placed1989
Placed ByU.S. Department of Defense
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319359 N 4305741
Decimal Degrees38.88198333, -77.08256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.919', W 77° 4.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 55.14" N, 77° 4' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 403 Sheridan Ave, Arlington VA 22211, US
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