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Army Studies 38-acre Arlington National Cemetery Expansion

The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery.

Elbe Day Commemoration Solidifies US-Russia Relations - US Defense Agency

The Elbe Day commemoration held annually at Arlington National Cemetery strengthens the relations between the United States and Russia, the principal director for the Defense Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Accounting Agency, Fern Sumpter Winbush, told Sputnik at the "Spirit of the Elbe" memorial.

Father Recalls Sailor Killed in July 16 Attack

Just about every Saturday morning, Tracy Smith takes his 5-year-old grandson to Waffle House for breakfast and then visits his son's grave in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Photo: You Can Visit Donald Trump's Tombstone In Central Park

Donald J. Trump recently got approval to build himself a private cemetery at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, but clearly he has some very thoughtful, very caring fans who don't want him to waste his time worrying about end-of-life planning. Show More Summary

Green-Wood Cemetery Will Digitize Massive Archives & Historic Collection

   Green-Wood Cemetery is the latest NYC institution to bring their archives out of the analog era. They'll be digitizing their 177 year-old archive collection, thanks to a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The $40,000 grant will support the first and critical planning phase of digitizing the historic collections. [ more › ]

House Passes Bill to Allow Female Pilots' Ashes at Arlington

The House passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery.

House passes bill to allow female pilots' ashes at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 385-0 to approve the bill sponsored by an Arizona Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally, herself a retired Air Force fighter pilot.

A Fitting Tribute to the Father of the A-10

Many people in and around Washington were recently treated to a rare sight. On a beautiful early spring afternoon, four A-10 Warthogs flew low over Arlington National Cemetery. The pilots flying them were honoring retired Air Force Col. Avery Kay, the officer who did more to create the plane than...

Army, Lawmaker Clash Over Arlington Exclusion of Female WWII Pilots

The acting secretary of the Army said Wednesday that not even President Barack Obama has the executive power to allow a group of pioneering female World War II military pilots to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lawmakers push to let female pilots' ashes rest at Arlington

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Arizona congresswoman is criticizing the Obama administration for refusing to allow a group of female World War II pilots to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Speaking Wednesday on Capitol...Show More Summary

Deny her 95-year-old grandma burial at Arlington National Cemetery? No way.

The granddaughter of WWII pilot Elaine Harmon is fighting for her and other women vets

Two Retired Army Horses Are Looking for a New Home

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Kennedy and Quincy have served in the Army's Old Guard for nearly a decade, pulling veterans' coffins to burials at Arlington National Cemetery.

Top Nazi Sympathizer Gets Military Burial In Arlington National Cemetery

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The family and friends of Willis Carto, one of the United States’ most prominent Nazi sympathizers, laid him to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. Carto, who died at age 89 in October, was wounded as an Army soldier in the Philippines during World War II, earning him a Purple Heart medal. Show More Summary

Are WASP pilots truly veterans?

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: Both the news article regarding burying the remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) during World War II at Arlington National Cemetery and the one letter to the editor border on silly. My favorite uncle was a decorated Air Force pilot during the war, and I discussed this...

Women pilots during World War II deserve burial at Arlington

To the editor: Shame on the Army and especially former Army Secretary John McHugh for refusing to allow the interment at Arlington National Cemetery of the remains of women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) during World War II. ("Women who flew on home front in WWII seek burial...

Newswire: Take that, D.W. Griffith—the new Birth Of A Nation just won Sundance

Somewhere, in a carefully segregated cemetery, D.W. Griffith is rolling around in his grave. Nate Parker’s plan to totally stick it to that long-dead racist continues unabated, as the former’s pointedly titled The Birth Of A Nation—about Nat Turner and his slave rebellion, not about the “heroic” exploits of the KKK—just won both the U.S. Show More Summary

NASA memorial for fallen astronauts

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and family members of fallen astronauts took part in a memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Tomb Of The Unknown Soldiers Photo: Viral Pictures Show U.S. Army Soldiers Guarding Tomb During East Coast Blizzard

A photo from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers went viral this weekend, showing U.S. Army soldiers continuing to stand guard even as the East Coast blizzard raged on around them. The photos came from Arlington National Cemetery, which is close to the epicenter of the blizzard that bore down on the East Coast this... Show More Summary

Women Pilots Flew During World War II, Denied Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

First Lt. Elaine Danforth Harmon, a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot, or WASP, was one of many women who served their country when it needed them the most. More than 70 years after Harmon flew military aircraft, her family wants to place her ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Harmon, a Congressional Gold Medal...

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