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Memory of WWII Victory Sacred, Unaffected by Tensions - Russian Ambassador

Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak stated at the “Spirit of Elbe” commemoration event at Arlington National Cemetery that the victory against Nazism in the Second World War is a sacred event that is remembered in the United States and Russia despite the political disagreements the two nations might have.

Andrew Seif: Decorated Marine Killed After When Training Accident Went Wrong Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

On Apr. 15, decorated Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif was laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. He was reportedly buried in Section 60, with fallen soldiers who lost their lives at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Four

During the plague, my tour-book described, this cemetery (the only one within the city walls) was so full of bodies that when they dug, they couldn’t find enough soil to bury new corpses. The ground swelled with every interment. —Greta Wrolstad, Triptych (Edinburgh) Every corpse is a sphinx of immortality. —Hans Christian Andersen, The Galoshes […]

James K. Polk Tomb in Nashville, Tennessee

The tomb of the 11th United States President, James K. Polk, is not in a cemetery or national monument, but on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville. Former Governor of Tennessee, James K. Polk served as POTUS from 1845 to 1849. Show More Summary

Son of WTTG HR Director Who Died in Afghanistan Remembered in Painting

On December 8, 2013, Christian Pike was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Pike was a Navy cryptologist who was killed in Afghanistan. Jim Peters is a graphic artist who met Diana Pike, the mother of Christian Pike, at the FOX Owned station in Phoenix. Show More Summary

The heartbreaking story of what happened to a woman who was globally vilified for posting one dumb photo on Facebook

You probably remember the story of Lindsey Stone. Stone posted a photo on Facebook in 2012 that showed her joking around at a war memorial. A sign at Arlington National Cemetery in the US asked for silence, and Stone pretended to shout for the camera. Show More Summary

A decade of bad press hasn’t hurt fraternity membership numbers

Hazing. Trespassing in a cemetery. Destruction of a ski resort. Public dildo-waving. Sexual assault. Jaw-dropping racism. Those are just a handful of incidents in which America's fraternity brothers have made national headlines since the start of the current academic year. The latest episode, in which members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon ("the only national fraternity founded […]

Will the Mediterranean Become Europe's Cemetery?

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 3,400 people died in 2014 trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. While addressing the European Parliament for the first time in November 2014,...Show More Summary

Long Distance: 1921

Some of the "amplifying telephone" equipment used to carry audio from the Nov. 11, 1921, Armistice Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where Warren Harding spoke over the casket of the Unknown Soldier, to loudspeakers set up for the crowds outside as well as in New York and San Francisco. November 1921. Show More Summary

NASA Day of Remembrance, Honoring the Brave People Who Lost Their Lives in the Pursuit of Space Exploration

3 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and his wife Alexis lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery photo by Joel Kowsky via NASA Today NASA observes its Day of Remembrance, a day to honor people who have lost their lives in the name of space exploration while in line of service to NASA. President Barack Obama issued […]

Boston Wine Expo 2015 Tickets Winner

A few weeks back we announced a contest for readers to win tickets to the Boston Wine Expo 2015. For loyal followers, the correct answer was: Arlington is named after Arlington National Cemetery, the interment place for those who so valiantly served our country.And the winner is... Show More Summary

Face Of The Day

Lisa Laidley places a rose on the casket of her son, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ramon Morris, during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on January 23, 2015. Morris died on December 12, 2014 from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. By Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Scenes from the Saudi cemetery where King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

RIYADH — The normally jammed streets of Riyadh were largely empty Friday, the first day of the Saudi weekend, as police and national guard officers blocked off scores of major streets around the cemetery where Abdullah was buried.Read full article >>

Will Obama Be Lincoln or Everett?

The scene is a familiar one: Gettysburg, November 1863. Almost five months after one of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, a crowd gathered for the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. One of America's finest speechmakers gave the oration. Show More Summary

Obama Spent Last Day of Vacation With Rock Star

President Obama is back in DC after a two-week Hawaii vacation, and one detail of how he spent his 15th day in paradise is grabbing a few headlines: In addition to beach time and a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (his mother's father is buried there),...

Burial places of NRA Presidents

Webpage here. The most frequent resting place of those already listed is Arlington National Cemetery. Three of them earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. One, "Red Mike" Edson, received that plus two Navy Crosses (the second highest award for gallantry)...

Around Town: Cold Moon

Our 'Around Town' gallery features photos from this month's Cold Moon Concert at Bohemian National Cemetery, where avant-metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies performed their latest album in full. [ more › ]

Live Review: Wrekmeister Harmonies at Chicago’s Bohemian National Cemetery (12/6)

You haven't seen a dark, droning metal performance until you've seen one in a cemetery.

Picdump – November 29, 2014

On a frozen Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Weathered Jesus in old cemetery Toyota FT-1 Rear An oasis of life amongst a sea of darkness. Earth from Apollo 11. July, 1969 A stunning snapshot of the Frozen Scaleber Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, by Chris Frost Roasted Poblano Burger […]

Repairs finished on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Address Memorial

Just in time for the 151st anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg on Nov. 19, an unusual memorial honoring President Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech there was recently repaired. The Lincoln Address Memorial is one of the few memorials in the world honoring a speech. Read full article >>

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