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Morning Reads – Thursday, November 19, 2015

On this day in 1863, President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. Peaches Beer denied to death row inmate set to die this evening. Georgia and Florida may head to mediation. That’s ethical. Slow economic growth coming for Georgia. In odd …

Navy Vet Honors Fallen at National Cemetery

For some veterans, taking time to honor and remember those who served is a way of life.

First Draft Focus: In Memory of the Fallen

President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Shameful Way America Treats Its Veterans

On Wednesday, President Obama attended a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In his remarks, Obama attempted to strike a balance between highlighting the strides his administration has made in expanding services and benefits for veterans, while acknowledging the...

Obama visits Arlington National Cemetery to honor veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the nation to keep veterans in their thoughts long after Veterans Day and ensure that they receive the care and benefits they've earned.

WATCH LIVE: Wreathlaying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama participates in a wreathlaying ceremony and delivers remarks at the 62nd annual National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery, scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Wreathlaying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Explore Arlington National Cemetery on a free walking tour

More than 400,000 members of the military going back to the Revolutionary War are buried there.

Heartbreaking Photo Captures The Endless Loyalty Of Dogs

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

He was spotted standing by a motionless body on the roadside near Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Sunday. It seemed he didn't want his friend to go through the unthinkable all alone. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

White supremacist could be buried in Arlington National Cemetery

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

US military burial ground receives request for Willis Carto, thought to be the Holocaust denier of that name, but says political views are irrelevant to eligibility By Ellen Brait, The Guardian Arlington National Cemetery has received a burial request for Willis Carto, thought to be the white...

Day of the Dead brings families together in Pilsen

It almost felt like being in a cemetery in Mexico. More than 75 families built ofrendas, or shrines, in memory of their loved ones outside the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Sunday. El Día de los Muertos, ...Show More Summary

Famed Holocaust Denier Could Be Buried In Arlington National Cemetery

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Arlington National Cemetery has received a formal request to bury Willis Carto, a prominent Holocaust denier and white supremacist leader, on its hallowed grounds. Jennifer Lynch, a spokeswoman for the cemetery, confirmed to The Huffington...Show More Summary

racism after death

The Nation has an interesting article about the fate of predominantly Black cemeteries. The issue is that Black cemeteries rarely have endowments and their associated families and churches often confront tough times. The result is that many cemeteries go into disarray, sometimes turning into abandoned lots where people throw rubbish. From the article:  It’s the […]

Soldier killed in 1861 battle in Missouri will finally get a proper burial

The skeletal remains of a soldier killed on Aug. 10, 1861, during the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in Missouri will be buried with appropriate military honors at the nearby Springfield National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. There will be no flag on the casket, however, because no one knows whether the soldier fought for the North or […]

Silversun Pickups at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Silversun Pickups play at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge on Sept. 28. Silversun Pickups, an L.A. indie rock band, became KROQ favorites and a nationally prominent group in the mid-2000s.

Honoring Fallen at Tomb of the Unknown

Three AFSCME vice presidents and military veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony Aug. 27, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

Missing in America aims to ensure service members are not forgotten

The group has interred the unclaimed remains of thousands, including at Quantico National Cemetery.

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Pilots and their families planted a tree at Arlington National Cemetery, and honored comrades who were killed in the war.

Arlington superintendent canned

According to Stars & Stripes, Jack E. Lechner Jr. the superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery was fired because “a review of his performance “called into question his ability to serve successfully as a senior leader.”” The Army wouldn’t elaborate beyond that statement. Actually, I’d expect that statement to be followed by an announcement of a […]

Go Home Already: Writing On The Wall

End-of-day news: The head of Arlington National Cemetery is out, and more. [ more › ]

Arlington National Cemetery superintendent removed

Review of Jack Lechner’s performance “called into question” his ability to lead, Army said.

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