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World leaders gather as former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres is laid to rest

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday beneath the silent pine trees of Israel’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, eulogized by Israeli leaders, family, and two American presidents as a founding father who first built up Israel’s military industrial complex and then sought...

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1960s

Date: circa 1960s Location: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Source: via Rich Kohr on the Hemmings Facebook page What do you see here?

New Veterans Cemetery in Omaha Opens with Memorial Service

A new national cemetery for veterans in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has opened with a service for four men.

Inside the making of ‘Luke Cage,’ Marvel’s first black superhero show

As production on Netflix’s “Luke Cage” began, producer/writer Cheo Hodari Coker took the few spare moments he had to think of his grandfather, Bertram W. Wilson, who died in 2002 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. “My grandfather was a Tuskegee Airman. He flew with the 100th Fighter Squadron. One of the first black fighter pilots,” […]

Civil War veteran to be buried in family plot, not in military cemetery

The Civil War soldier’s ashes that were brought across country but plans to bury him in a national military cemetery were abruptly changed when some distant relatives showed up.

Army Corporal Larry M. Dunne comes home

Tom sends us the news that US Army Corporal Larry M. Dunne is on the last leg home after his capture in Korea in 1950 and he was declared dead in 1953. His earthly remains have been interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii, known as the “Punchbowl” since 1954. Dunn’s […]

Enhanced security measures coming to Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is phasing in enhanced security measures for those who visit the cemetery. In addition to random ID checks and other security measures already in place, the cemetery will require visitors to go through additional screening.

Family stunned to find beloved Veteran's grave washed away

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - When Whendy Moore buried her husband, Tom, at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, she never expected what she would see returning to his grave Saturday afternoon. "We thought we'd see mud, you know we knew it had rained the night before" said Moore. Show More Summary

One of the Woman Pilots of World War II Has Finally Been Laid to Rest at Arlington 

It took hard work by her family and a literal act of Congress, but Elaine D. Harmon, who served as a pilot in World War II, has been laid to rest—with full military honors—at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more...

A Woman Pilot Receives the Military Funeral the Army Denied Her

After a years-long battle for recognition, Elaine Harmon, a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

Female WWII pilot buried in Arlington National Cemetery

More than a year after her death, Women Airforce Service Pilot Elaine Harmon was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Her family fought a ban from the army that refused to recognize female WWII pilots for burial in the cemet...

WWII pilot Elaine Harmon breaks one last barrier at Arlington National Cemetery

After her death, it took an act of Congress for the 95-year-old pioneer to get full military honors at the nation’s premier military burial ground

Female WWII Pilot Is Finally Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Elaine Harmon was a WASP — a woman flying military planes to free up a male pilot for combat. WASPs have received veteran status, but the Army had ruled their ashes couldn't be placed at Arlington.

New law allows female WWII pilot to be laid to rest at Arlington

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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