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Arlington Cemetery

Man Who Shot Self In Arlington Was Retired Officer

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - A man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot at Arlington National Cemetery has been identified as a 92-year-old retir...

Brothers Forever: A Talk with Col. Tom Manion

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion made the ultimate sacrifice in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. While leading a counterattack against the enemy, drawing fire away from his wounded comrades, Travis was fatally wounded by a sniper. His actions allowed ever other member of his patrol to survive.

Shooting At Arlington National Cemetery

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- One person was injured after an accidental shooting in the parking lot at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. A spokeswoma...

After 100 Years On A Shelf In A Funeral Home...

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers – Civil War soldiers from Indiana – sat on a funeral home ...

LOOK: Observing Veterans Day At Arlington

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Obama honored veterans on Sunday with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. The federal holiday was observed on Monday. ...

A Chaplain's Advice On How To Be There For Our Troops

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Unless you have a family member who is in the service, or live in a community near a base, it is all too easy to ignore the human cost and trauma of war.

Congressmen Question Pace Of Arlington Cemetery Grave Probe

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress on Friday questioned why nobody has been prosecuted as part of a criminal investigation of mismanagement at Arlingto...

Grave Audit: 400,000 Are Buried At Arlington Cemetery

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 01.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Arlington National Cemetery is a lot more full than anyone knew. At a Senate hearing Wednesday, cemetery Executive Director Kathryn Con...

Tuskegee Airman Buried At Arlington

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. — On the same day that retired Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. took his resting place among other war and military heroes, h...

Arlington Cemetery To Issue Report On Grave Checks

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. — Thousands of grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery may need to be replaced or added to accurately account for the dead, ...

GAO: Improvements Under Way At Arlington Cemetery

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

McLEAN, Va. -- Management of Arlington National Cemetery has improved significantly in the last year since the cemetery's top two officials were force...

100,000 Wreaths Headed To Arlington Cemetery

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 02.03.2012 | DC

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty years ago, wreath company owner Morrill Worcester and a dozen other people laid 5,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlingto...

Arlington Cemetery Making More Room For Remains

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Officials at Arlington National Cemetery are breaking ground on a new columbarium that's expected to hold the cremated remains of mo...

Remains Of 3 Vietnam War Soldiers To Be Buried At Arlington

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The government says it has identified the remains of three U.S. Army soldiers missing in action during the Vietnam War and will bury the...

FBI Investigating Mishandling Of Remains At Arlington Cemetery

The Washington Post | Jerry Markon and Christian Davenport | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department is investigating the mishandling of remains at Arlington National Cemetery in a broad criminal inquiry that is also seeking evi...

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Memorial Day, Every Day For Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain

Rosslyn, VA Patch | Holly Nunn | Email the Author | May 30, 2011 | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Lt. Col. Keith Croom's first reaction is to crack a joke and a smile. He has the ease and charm you would expect from a man raised in the South. You p...

Arlington Cemetery: Once A Thriving Black Town

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The only trace of Freedman's Village left on the grounds are the lonely graves in Section 27 near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Ted Stevens Buried At Arlington

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. — Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who served in the Senate longer than any Republican in history, was buried with full military h...

Nearly 2 Months After Plane Crash, Stevens To Be Buried At Arlington

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Stevens was one of five people killed in...

Three Misplaced Bodies Found In Arlington Cemetery Grave

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two people were buried in the wrong graves at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army said Wednesday, as it followed up an investigat...

Don't Blame Palin, Blame Stalin

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

For too many years in too many quarters, the name of the game has been blame. It seems that more and more people refuse to accept the responsibility f...

6,600 Arlington Cemetery Graves May Be Labeled Wrong

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Estimates of the number of graves that might be affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew from hundreds to as many as...

VFW Says Army Should Lose Arlington Cemetery

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretary of the Army vowed today to clean up the management mess at Arlington National Cemetery, but a spokesman for the nation's l...

Arlington Cemetery Officials Knew About Discarded Tombstones Found In Stream

The Washington Post | Christian Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Officials at Arlington National Cemetery were aware that discarded tombstones were lining the banks of a small stream on the grounds for more than a d...