Arlington National Cemetery

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Beneath Arlington Cemetery, 3K Mementos Are Quietly Kept

A look at what becomes of what is left on the gravestones in Section 60

(Newser) - Section 60 is a 14-acre parcel of the 624-acre Arlington National Cemetery and the final resting place for those who lost their lives fighting for their country post-9/11. That makes it home to a much more modern generation of fallen soldiers, and to a modern practice as well: the leaving...

Arlington Won't Have Horses in Funerals for a While

Program was suspended after deaths of two horses, investigation

(Newser) - The return of horse-drawn caissons at Arlington National Cemetery is being delayed for months, at least, the Army said Friday, as it struggles to improve the care of the horses after two died in 2022 as a result of poor feed and living conditions. Nearly a year after the Army...

Court Rejects Plea to Keep Confederate Memorial

Judge finds nearby graves aren't being disturbed and questions statue's message

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday allowed Arlington National Cemetery to remove a century-old Confederate memorial one day after blocking the removal over a report that gravesites were disturbed. At a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, US District Judge Rossie Alston said he issued the temporary injunction Monday after receiving an urgent...

Judge Wants Hearing Before Arlington Statue Comes Down

Republican lawmakers object to removal of Confederate monument

(Newser) - This file has been updated with the judge's order. A temporary restraining order is blocking the removal of a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, at least until a court hearing considers the issue. US District Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. made the decision Monday in...

Biden Lauds 'Chain of Honor'
Biden Lauds 'Chain of Honor'

Biden Lauds 'Chain of Honor'

President praises troops, families at Arlington ceremony

(Newser) - President Biden said America's veterans are "the steel spine of this nation" as he marked Veterans Day during a visit Saturday to Arlington National Cemetery, the AP reports. In remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater, the commander in chief recounted famous battles fought by US troops and said those...

Biden: 'We Must Never Forget the Price Paid to Protect Our Democracy'

President lauds troops who 'dared all and gave all'

(Newser) - President Biden lauded the sacrifice of generations of US troops who "dared all and gave all" fighting for their country and called on Americans to ensure that their "sacrifice was not in vain" as he marked Memorial Day with the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden...

Sailor Finally Laid to Rest 8 Decades After Pearl Harbor

Forensic testing led to the identification of Bert Jacobson and nearly 400 others

(Newser) - A 21-year-old sailor was laid to rest Tuesday following a decadeslong effort to identify remains pulled from Pearl Harbor, more than 80 years after he was killed in the attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Per the AP , members of Herbert "Bert" Jacobson's family...

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Open to Public for First Time in 96 Years

Arlington National Cemetery says this probably won't happen again in our lifetimes

(Newser) - This week, the public is being allowed to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery for the first time in almost a century—and the cemetery says it does not "anticipate holding another event in our lifetimes in which the public will be...

Biden Commemorates War Dead at Arlington

'This nation was built on an idea,' he says in address

(Newser) - President Biden honored America’s war dead at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the hallowed burial ground and extolling the sacrifices of the fallen for the pursuit of democracy. The president was joined on Monday by first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris,...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

RBG Buried at Arlington
RBG Buried at Arlington

RBG Buried at Arlington

In private ceremony, she was laid to rest next to husband

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been buried in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Ginsburg was laid to rest Tuesday beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court, the AP reports. Washington last week honored the 87-year-old Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18,...

Trump Lays Wreath at Arlington, Speaks in Baltimore

'Together we will vanquish the virus,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump has laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery as he commemorates Memorial Day in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier overlooking rolling hills...

Army Plans to Limit Who Can Be Buried at Arlington

Under new rules, veterans would no longer automatically be eligible

(Newser) - In an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Under the current rules, the cemetery, which dates to the Civil War, would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. The proposed restrictions would...

After Threat, 'Every Part' of Arlington Cemetery Searched

Afternoon funerals will proceed as scheduled though

(Newser) - Funerals will proceed as scheduled, but Arlington National Cemetery is otherwise off limits on Wednesday. This after a bomb threat was made. The Washington Post reports the cemetery was evacuated around 9:30am and that it will remain closed to the public for the remainder of the day. A rep...

What Trump Had to Say in Memorial Day Address

President honors 'special, special people' at Arlington National Cemetery

(Newser) - President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones, the AP reports. Participating...

Trump Prepares Arlington Memorial Day Address

In Sicily, he praised US 'warriors of freedom'

(Newser) - President Trump is preparing his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country, the AP reports. Trump previewed the address Saturday before...

Pilot Shot Down in 2006 Buried at Arlington—3 Times

Air Force Major Troy Gilbert was killed in Iraq

(Newser) - A decade after his plane was shot down over Iraq, Air Force Major Troy Gilbert has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery—for the third time. Time reports pieces of Gilbert's body had been previously buried there in 2006 and 2012. Monday's interment was no less...

Female WWII Pilot Is Finally Honored at Arlington

'This now is about closure,' says granddaughter

(Newser) - It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, reports the AP . Harmon died last year at age 95. She was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, a group of women who flew military aircraft...

Female WWII Pilots Regain Right to Be Buried at Arlington

'I think that the WASP deserve to have that honor'

(Newser) - Female WWII pilots are once again allowed to have their ashes buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery thanks to legislation passed by Congress this week, the Los Angeles Times reports. More than 1,000 women flew noncombat and training missions as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program...

Lawmaker: Let Female Pilots' Ashes Rest at Arlington

Arizona congresswoman files legislation to that effect

(Newser) - An Arizona congresswoman filed legislation Wednesday to ensure that a group of female World War II pilots can have their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The pilots known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, flew military aircraft in noncombat roles during wartime to free up male...

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