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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

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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

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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 >>

More cemetery conservation video

From NCPTT: The problem I was confronted with is one familiar to you all. Cemeteries are important to local and national history. Personally, coming from this as an outsider … in ancient history and classics, I typically deal with things 2,000 years or older … I was really surprised about the local passion for genealogy in [...]

Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital

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By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation....Show More Summary

Photos: Vice President Biden Lays Wreath At Arlington National Cemetery

"You are the heart and soul, and the very spine of this nation." [ more › ]

First Draft Focus: Veterans Day

Wilma Burris visited the grave of her husband, David Graham Burris, at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, which was Veterans Day. Mr. Burris served in the Army in the Persian Gulf and died on Aug. 3, 2010.

Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital

By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation....Show More Summary

The Most Compelling Pictures of Veterans Day Commemorations Around the World

4 months agoNews : CitizenSugar

On Tuesday, people across the globe commemorated Veterans Day with special memorials and celebrations. Vice President Joe Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, while people in the UK held a two-minute silence at the Lloyd's of London building to honor those whose lives were lost in times of war. Show More Summary

11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month. Thank a Veteran.

We all owe our veterans. If you’ve ever been to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., or Arlington National Cemetery, or the Korean War Veterans memorial, or the World War II memorial, or any of the many others, you know that you should thank a veteran today. Show More Summary

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