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World's largest cemetery grows bigger as Shi'ite militias bury their dead

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The world's largest cemetery, in Iraq's Shi'ite holy city of Najaf, is expanding at double its usual rate as the nation's death rate increased with the war on Islamic State.

Fox and National Cemetery Parking Lot

We know how you missed panoramas on the weekend (we kid — those posts aren’t coming back). Except today you’re probably dying to see the most recent update on the National Cemetery Parking Lot. Scroll down for the most recent panoramic views and a fox. Show More Summary

1960s National Cemetery Parking Lot “Retaining Wall”

As part of the National Park Service’s professed goal of turning the Gettysburg Battlefield back to its 1863 appearance, this 1960s era wall will remain in place at the National Cemetery Parking Lot. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:30 AM on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Show More Summary

Humayun Khan Isn’t the Only Muslim American Hero

I went to Arlington National Cemetery this month to visit the grave of Humayun Khan, the Muslim soldier killed in Iraq whose father spoke at the Democratic Convention. I walked among four hundred thousand white marble headstones to Section 60, the fourteen-acre plot for the fatalities of America’s recent wars. Show More Summary

Marcos 'hero's burial plan prompts Philippine protests

Rally in Manila condemns plans to bury president toppled by popular revolt in 1996 in a cemetery for national icons.

Burial of Philippine dictator Marcos in heroes' cemetery triggers debate

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has begun preparations for the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at a cemetery for national heroes, a decision that drew criticism from the vice president and could polarize the country.

Khizr Khan Was Right: Donald Trump Should Walk Around Arlington National Cemetery

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

ARLINGTON, Va. ? In an overlooked part of the speech that provoked an extended outburst from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Khizr Khan said Trump should visit Arlington National Cemetery. “Go look at the graves of theShow More Summary

'Have You Ever Been To Arlington Cemetery,' Mr. Trump?

Photo courtesy Arlington National Cemetery On June 9, 1954, during one of Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous anticommunist Congressional witch-hunt sessions, a crusty Boston lawyer, Joseph Welch, had had enough. "You've done enough. Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Facts, feelings and crayons

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Moment of reckoning at the DNC: How nice: Across the Potomac River from Washington’s great monuments, Jake Dowell and his family came to Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to visit his grandfather’s grave. Show More Summary

Capt. Khan’s Race-Plagued Burial Place

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery has from the time of its creation been a battleground in the fight for racial justice in the American military.

Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas

Controversial and sacred in turns, this small corner of land tucked away between libraries and government offices has a somber history. The Huron Indian Cemetery, now formerly known as the Wyandot National Burying Ground, was founded in 1843 after the forced displacement of the Wyandot Nation (a move that took them from Ohio to Kansas). Show More Summary

Slain K.C. cop Robert Melton honored as a hero at his funeral

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Melton, whose partner is pregnant, also left behind three children. He was to be buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Temporary National Cemetery Parking Lot

While the old Cyclorama Parking Lot is being replaced (out of sight to the right of this view), a temporary parking lot has been established south of the National Cemetery. This lot used to be used by employees of the National Park Service when the the old Visitors Center complex was located nearby. Show More Summary

At the Garfield Memorial, recalling when the party was grand

Lakeview Cemetery is about a 20 minute drive from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, the Republican National Convention site, but it might as well be a million miles away. Serene and green, the undulating funerary garden affords a panoramic vista of Lake Erie. On its highest hill stands the 180-foot-tall Garfield Memorial, a sandstone pillar dedicated to James A. Garfield, […]

Old Cyclorama Parking Lot Deconstruction

The National Park Service is cutting down trees in the area of the old Cyclorama Center parking lot, which is now the National Cemetery Parking lot in order to reduce the size of the parking lot, to restore a ravine that was in this location at the time of the battle. This view was taken […] The post Old Cyclorama Parking Lot Deconstruction appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

‘Pokémon Go’ Is Invading America’s Military Sites

Officials are wary of troops and civilians trying to catch ‘em all on US military installations, including Arlington National Cemetery.

Animal Shelter Dreams Up Pokemon Go Idea, Restores Faith In Humanity

Perhaps this game isn't a complete waste of time, after all. After reading that Pokemon go characters were located at places like Auschwitz and Arlington National Cemetery, it's refreshing to learn that some people are putting the game...Show More Summary

Senator voices concerns about ‘Pokemon GO’ data privacy

Just a day after “Pokemon GO” sparked controversy as characters in the game appeared in somber locations like the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, a U.S. senator has called for the company that makes the game to give “greater clarity” about how it handles users’ security and privacy. Sen. Show More Summary

Pokemon Go and Arlington National Cemetery

As if they need to be told, tourists at Arlington National Cemetery are being warned by the staff that it’s not appropriate for them to play their video games on hallowed ground, according to the Washington Post; “We do not consider playing ‘Pokémon Go’ to be appropriate decorum on the grounds of [Arlington National Cemetery]. […]

Pokemon Go fans told not to play at these sacred places

Officials at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery are pleading with the public to stop playing the popular smartphone game, Pokemon Go on their sacred grounds. Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.        

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