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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary

5 days 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.

Gratuitous Window Pentagram, 94117 – The Giant Star of Clayton Street

TweetI’m thinkin’ Wiccan, but I could be wrong. Cf. the star-less window below: (Hey, Did you know that you can get a pentacle put on your tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery, you know, if you’re a Wiccan soldier? News to me!) Anyway, some tenant did an art project in the bustling Haight Ashbury, so passersby […]

Popular bike sharing program adds eight new stops in Arlington area

Bike-sharing program expands to Reagan airport, the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.

10 Tombs of Unknown Soldiers around the World

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: US Army) In 1931, artisans began work on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. They inscribed on the outside, "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God." One unidentified American soldier who perished in World War I was laid to rest there. Show More Summary

House Bans Confederate Flags at Federal Cemetaries

The low-profile move came Tuesday evening after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers. The flag ban was adopted by a voice vote. Show More Summary

List of cemeteries linked to withdrawn Confederate flag plan

House Republicans on Thursday withdrew a proposal that would have permitted the limited display of the Confederate flag at National Park Service-run cemeteries in states that observe a holiday commemorating the Confederacy, and onlyShow More Summary

Battle Over Confederate Flag Engulfs Congress

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fund the Department of the Interior stalled Thursday after Republicans tried to add an amendment that would protect the Confederate flag in national cemeteries. The measure had immediately sparked Democratic ire Wednesday night when it was added unexpectedly by Rep. Show More Summary

John Boehner calls for 'adult' debate about Confederate symbols

House Speaker John Boehner called for an “adult” debate over the display of the Confederate flag over a measure Republicans put forward to continue to permit its display at certain National Park Service-run cemeteries.

House Republicans Pull Funding Bill Over Confederate Flag Amendment

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fund the Department of the Interior stalled Thursday after Republicans tried to add an amendment that would protect the Confederate flag in national cemeteries. The measure had immediately sparked Democratic ire Wednesday night when it was added unexpectedly by Rep. Show More Summary

US House cancels vote on measure defending Confederate flag

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday abruptly canceled a vote on a measure that would have defended the flying of the Confederate banner in cemeteries operated by the National Park Service. The House canceled consideration of a fiscal 2016 spending bill that would...

House Republicans agree to, then try to overturn, Confederate flag bans

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Really, guys? On Tuesday, the House of Representatives banned the display of Confederate flags in federal cemeteries and prohibited the National Park Service from selling Confederate flags in gift shops. On Thursday, even as South Carolina's...Show More Summary

House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.

SOME STUFFS: Creepoid start new tour today with video out of their hands

Photo by Jammi York Creepoid released a new album about two weeks ago called Cemetery Highrise Slum (Collect) and they started a national tour today in North Carolina. Their first video from the album is something some of you may relate to in some way, and it’s called “Dried Out”. But don’t dry out when […]

Greek Crisis is Undermining the Philosophy of a United Europe

In 1984, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and President François Mitterrand of France stood silently, holding hands, in the Douaumont cemetery beside France's Verdun battlefield—where 800,000 soldiers from both nations had mercilessly butchered...Show More Summary

After years in obscurity, Medal of Honor recipient to be reburied in San Diego, with military honors

After a near century in obscurity and lack of recognition, the remains of a Medal of Honor recipient will be transferred next week to a place of honor at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

After years in obscurity, Medal of Honor recipient to be reburied in San Diego, with military honors

After a near century in obscurity and lack of recognition, the remains of a Medal of Honor recipient will be transferred next week to a place of honor at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

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