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‘Sammie’ awards: Meet the VA official expanding the national cemetery system

Ronald E. Walters keeps watch over the dead. As the highest-ranking official at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration, Walters knows the importance of getting it right when it comes to serving those who served the nation and making sure they are buried with dignity and honor. Funerals, some say, are really for […]

Brooklyn soldier killed during World War II laid to rest 70 years later

A Brooklyn soldier killed in the Pacific during World War II was finally laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Friday after his remains were found overseas and identified through a DNA test.

New Memorial Honors Women Killed in Line of Duty Since 9/11

ARLINGTON, Va. — A new “Living Wall of Honor” at the Arlington National Cemetery women’s memorial remembers the U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was unveiled today, the attacks’ 13th anniversary....

Guess who was missing at funeral of highest ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam War

NBC News reports: U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors, including a caisson, two escort platoons, casket team, firing party, colors team, and a caparisoned horse. The U.S. Army band,

Slain US general buried with honors at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in combat since Vietnam has been buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Design Revealed for LGBT Memorial at Congressional Cemetery

A design for a National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Veterans Memorial at the Congressional Cemetery has been recently unveiled.

Pope Francis to Visit Cemetery for Aborted Babies in South Korea

On Saturday, September 13, thousands of pro-lifers in the Untied States will gather at over 100 gravesites of aborted babies and other memorials to the unborn located nationwide to observe the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. But first, Pope Francis, this month, will visit a memorial in South Korea dedicated to […]

Curbed Features: At the highest point in Arlington...

At the highest point in Arlington National Cemetery, at a spot once called the grandest vista in the world, lies the grave of Pierre Charles L'Enfant. L'Enfant, a French architect, designed for George Washington the U.S. capital of Washington D.C.?a...

Curbed Features: Tracing Washington, D.C.'s Design Roots in Versailles

At the highest point in Arlington National Cemetery, with one of the most dramatic views of all of Washington, D.C., lies the grave of Pierre Charles L'Enfant. L'Enfant was a French architect and urban designer who would design for....

Three-day Gettysburg seminar for $100

The Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation are among the sponsors of a $100, three-day seminar on Sept. 12 to 14 titled “The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.” The...Show More Summary

Ghosts at the Korean War Memorial – Washington D.C.

Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials TourNational Museum of Crime and Punishment Admission Ticket I saw the Korean War Memorial on the Mall in Washington D.C. for the first time last week. […] The post Ghosts at the Korean War Memorial – Washington D.C. appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.

Lesbian Veteran Files Lawsuit To Be Buried With Late Wife in Military Cemetery: VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and attorneys Deborah A. Ferguson and Craig Durham filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of military veteran Madelynn Lee Taylor to grant her burial rights in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery where her late spouse Jean Mixner’s ashes have already been laid to rest.

Man Found Dead At Arlington National Cemetery Identified As Retired Air Force Col.

A 92-year-old retired U.S. Air Force Col. has been identified as the man found dead at Arlington National Cemetery. [ more › ]

Executive Order: Gay Partners Can Be Buried In National Cemeteries

With Congress unwilling to act, President Obama is doing what he can to expand civil rights. …the Veterans Affairs Department will start letting gay people who tell the government they are married to a veteran to be buried alongside them in a national cemetery, drawing on the VA’s authority to waive the usual marriage requirement. […]

Man Found Dead At Arlington National Cemetery, Foul Play Not Suspected

"All indications are this is a tragic and isolated incident." [ more › ]

San Francisco National Cemetery spends $15MM to 'permanently' level 28k headstones

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Erosion will no longer impact the neat and tidy lines of grave markers at the San Francisco National Cemetery. They've designed subterranean planter boxes with sockets for the headstones, to eliminate the constant need to adjust them. Read the rest

The Men Who Toiled Behind the Scenes at Arlington National Cemetery

4 months agoNews : NewsFeed

The gravediggers who worked at Arlington National Cemetery lived the history of the celebrated place of rest

Honoring the Old Guard As Arlington National Cemetery Turns 150

4 months agoNews : NewsFeed

The Old Guard, or the 3rd U.S. infantry regiment, is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army and conducts ceremonies and memorial affairs to honor fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery

Remembering Frank Lautenberg

Frank Launtenberg's grave at Arlington National Cemetery Frank Lautenberg died one year ago today. He was the last seated member of Congress who served in WWII, and there won't be another. I didn't know him as well as some of my friends. Show More Summary

Unclaimed remains of 52 veterans held up at L.A. County morgue

Over the last 15 months, 52 unclaimed bodies of U.S. military veterans accumulated at the Los Angeles County morgue because nobody arranged transportation to Riverside National Cemetery for burial.

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