The History of the Soldiers’ Home provides an overview of the rich history of the nation’s first home for retired and disabled soldiers, now known as the Armed Forces Retirement Home, serving veterans of all branches of the military. Historical images illustrate the evolution of the property over time and point to its future. From the founding of the “Military Asylum,” to the establishment of the adjacent first national cemetery for soldiers before the Civil War, to the declaration of the President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, the stories showcase the unique and groundbreaking history of this campus for well over 150 years.