The debate over the Confederate flag has taken another turn, as the US Congress has taken steps to limit the flag from being displayed at national cemeteries. On Thursday, Congress passed a proposal which would prohibit federal taxpayer funds from being used to fly the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of... Show More Summary
I took our Birthright group to Mt. Herzl, Israel’s national military cemetery. Little did we know what was awaiting us.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that will again allow the ashes of female World War II pilots known as WASPs to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. [...] in March 2015, then-Secretary of the Army John McHugh revoked the WASPs' eligibility to have their ashes placed at the cemetery.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives revived the national debate about the appropriateness of the lingering presence of the Confederate Flag in America by voting to ban its display at Veterans Administration cemeteries. The 265-159 vote saw 84 Republican support the ban and all but two Democrats. Show More Summary
The House approved amendments last year to block the display and sale of the Confederate flag at national parks but a backlash from Southern Republicans caused GOP leaders to scrap the underlying spending bill.
Is it weird to take a walk in a cemetery? It needn’t be. This is a gentle stroll inside the Los Angeles National Cemetery that takes you along shaded lanes separating broad green lawns, teaches some interesting American military history and offers a chance to honor the men and women who died in...
Congress has approved a burial plot in Arlington National Cemetery for women who served as pilots during WWII. The women served as Women Airforce...
After losing the right to inurn ashes at Arlington National Cemetery, a bill has cleared Congress to restore privileges for the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Continue reading Female WWII pilots to regain inurning rights at Arlington...Show More Summary
According to Reuters, both houses of Congress have approved a bill that would allow more than thousand women pilots of the World War II era to be have their remains interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The Senate passed the bill late on Tuesday and the House approved it on Wednesday, sending it to the White […]
U.S. lawmakers cleared the way on Wednesday for female pilots from World War Two to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the vast military cemetery just outside Washington. The House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Eligibility for in-ground burial at Arlington,...Show More Summary
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The U.S. Senate voted late on Tuesday to allow women pilots from World War Two to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the vast military cemetery just outside Washington. The unanimous voice vote moved the legislation a step closer to becoming law. It would allow the cremated remains of about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. By voice vote Tuesday, senators approved the bill, which has won support from Republicans and Democrats.
A U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq will be buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
The remains of a combat medic from Baltimore, killed in the Korean War, were interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
The remains of a U.S. Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War have been identified, and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery.
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.