Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in truly hallowed ground because the cemetery is chock-full of very famous people. After his memorial services -- today and tomorrow -- Ali will be buried in Louisville's Cave Hill National Cemetery which is already…
In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, South Korean Park Sang-ock weeps at the gravestone of his father Park Bong-sam, who was killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at the national cemetery in Seoul, South Korea. Monday is the country’s Memorial Day, commemorating those killed while serving in the military. In her Memorial Day address, President […]
Stephanie Rader, 100, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery this week after being given a posthumous Legion of Merit award
Reports have released stating that shortly after President Barack Obama had returned to the White House after his Memorial Day visit to the Arlington National Cemetery… there was cause to
The weather was warm and sunny with a soft breeze, a perfect day to head to the beach, fire up the grill or hit the outlet sales. But for Rafael Vila, the only destination that made sense Monday was the flag-dappled lawn of Los Angeles National Cemetery. “I don’t know if there’s any place else...
(AP) — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions." Under mostly...Show More Summary
President Obama’s remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday focused on the three American service members killed fighting the Islamic State militant group in Iraq. This time, Obama left no doubt that the missions that took their lives involved combat. When U.S. ground troops returned to Iraq in 2014, Obama said their focus would be on […]
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama urged Americans to remember the nation's fallen service members on Memorial Day and to honor their memories by taking better care of their families and loved ones at home. The president deliveredShow More Summary
ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Watch the ceremony live. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Having pledged to end the wars of his predecessor, President Obama came into office almost eight years ago as an anti-war candidate but instead has now been at war longer than any other American president. Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel...Show More Summary
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country. Obama’s appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in the Middle East. Special […]
Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in the Middle East. Special operations forces continue to serve in dangerous missions in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, even as the U.S. Show More Summary
On Dec. 20, 1860, a convention called by the governor and legislature of South Carolina voted unanimously to secede from the United States of America, setting in motion the events that led to the shelling of Ft. Sumter the following April, and the onset of the Civil War. That brutal and bitter...
They brought the little things their loved ones enjoyed in life: bags of pistachios and bottles of bourbon, cups of coffee and carefully chosen flowers. Some came in groups, with folding chairs and lunches, and spent the day trading memories. Others came alone. They kneeled and used mineral oil...
You can commemorate Memorial Day this year by attending a ceremony at the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery in Northwest D.C., the country’s first national cemetery. Buried there are the Union soldiers who died in combat at the Battle of First Manassas, among others. The cemetery, which President Abraham Lincoln visited often, predates the better known […]
As of Friday, women who served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II can now rest in peace at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more...
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.