John Michael is a professional photographer living in the Washington DC area, who combines his unique and creative photography with history and heraldry of the US military. And soon to be the author of an outstanding selection of books.
His featured work is the photography of the final honors at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and preparing a memorial book for the family or next of kin. These books are truly a one-of-a-kind — a family heirloom and can be passed down to future generations.
A military funeral is an emotionally moving event – respectful and dignified – and at Arlington National Cemetery it is executed with a precision unlike none other – and in this case, the 3d Infantry Regiment of the US Army provides full military support at ANC.
The 3d Infantry Regiment is also known as “The Old Guard” is also the ESCORT TO THE PRESIDENT
Among his recent works is – a milestone – a first-ever calendar produced about the OLD GUARD – 3d Infantry regiment.
The calendar has spawned a set of 13 Notecards that complement John Michael’s ever growing product offerings – from photographic prints, to note cards to posters to greeting cards to calendars all are available on this website – in Please check the Gallery or Products section.
The latest offering, shown below, is a US Postage Stamp honoring POW/MIA Remembrance Day 2009.
In 2011 John Michael again plowed new ground with the release of the FIRST BOOK about a unique US Army Post – “Images of America – Fort Myer” was published in JUNE – The fort has origins during the US Civil War when as part of the Defenses of Washington, was known as Fort Whipple named after General Amiel Weeks Whipple who used Arlington House within the Custis-Lee estate as his headquarters. The book contains over 200 historical photographs from the 1860s to the 1960s which chronicle the history of this installation which still is defending the US Capital, Washington DC.
John Michael does it again. On 04 MAY 2015 his second book “Images of America – Fort Lesley J McNair” was released by his publisher, Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, SC. It two contains over 200 historical photographs, images, and maps that portray insights to the third oldest US Army post in the United States. Its origins date back to 1791 when Major Pierre L’Enfant laid out the new Capital City.
The book has been well received and honored with presentations at the Pentagon Library and other locations within the Washington DC area. Virginia Festival of the Book 2012 selected “Images of America – Fort Myer” as one of the featured books during this annual event.
If your loved one is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, then the Final Honors page will provide you additional information and a way to contact John Michael for additional information about his services or retain him to capture the ceremony.