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.
A 92-year-old retired U.S. Air Force Col. has been identified as the man found dead at Arlington National Cemetery. [ more › ]
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. […]
"All indications are this is a tragic and isolated incident." [ more › ]
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 gravediggers who worked at Arlington National Cemetery lived the history of the celebrated place of rest
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
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
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.
A previous article announced the identification of PFC James R. Holmes remains. He was lost in Korea in December 1950, and was identified in January of this year. PFC Holmes will be buried tomorrow in Arlington National Cemetery. If you’re in the DC area and have some free time, I can certainly think of worse […]
On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who died defending our rights to create a better world. Whether at Arlington NationalShow More Summary
During his remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, President Barack Obama vowed to "keep the faith" with war veterans, specifically mentioning the Veterans Affairs scandal rocking his administration. Obama spoke about the “sacred obligations” that America owed its soldiers. Show More Summary
Vietnam War veteran John Medlin planned to protest on Memorial Day against the inclusion of the Confederate flag at Veterans Affairs ceremonies--his fourth annual protest, he said in a recent letter to a local newspaper. Medlin, whoShow More Summary
HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Texas—As Americans gathered across the United States to honor their fallen heroes, over 1,000 people gathered at the Houston National Veteran’s Cemetery to honor those who died in service to our country. The touching ceremony was full of all the color, pomp and circumstance one would expect from such a solemn event. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to mark Memorial Day in a solemn ceremony honoring fallen soldiers.
To commemorate Memorial Day, President Barack Obama appeared at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and deliver remarks honoring our fallen servicemen and women and their families. Show More Summary
Another Decoration Day, another day to remember the Union crushing southerners committing treason to defend slavery. Two best tweets of this Memorial Day: The creation of Arlington National Cemetery is still one of history's great fuck-you gestures. — Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 26, 2014 I held my wounded sergeant in my arms. "Fret not," he […]
Millions this weekend celebrated the unofficial start of summer honoring those who gave their lives in war, and Memorial Day transcended generations at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. That’s where Joseph Brunson, 7, bypassed barbecues and swimming pools and took time out of his weekend...
President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 26, 2014. President Obama is leading the nation in remembering its war heroes, the fallen and those still defending the flag, in a Memorial Day tribute. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Marine Corps War Memorial is just outside of Arlington National Cemetery. It is a depiction of the famous raising of the stars and bars on Iwo Jima in February of 1945. I first saw it in 1988. You can...