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Byrd to be buried at (an) Arlington cemetery (Columbia Gardens)
Washington Times ^ | 7/06/10

Posted on 07/06/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT by Libloather

Byrd to be buried at Arlington cemetery
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: 12:08 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Family, friends and employees paid last respects Tuesday to Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

His casket was carried into Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va., by a military honor guard, and a line formed for the late morning service in this Washington-area suburb. A single red rose, a spray of white ones and the twang of a bluegrass banjo were in the midst as mourners gathered inside a church.

The 92-year-old Mr. Byrd, who died last week, was to be buried later in the day at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, which is near Arlington National Cemetery, next to his late wife Erma.

Mr. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat who served half a century in the U.S. Senate, died at a hospital in Fairfax, Va. Tuesday's service and burial were the culmination of a week of memorials that included his time lying in repose in his beloved Senate and a memorial in West Virginia's capital of Charleston.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arlington; byrd; klan; rat
From another AP story -

ARLINGTON, Va. — Family, friends and employees went to the nation's most hallowed burial grounds Tuesday to bid farewell to Sen. Robert C. Byrd.


1 posted on 07/06/2010 2:59:20 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Bye bye...


2 posted on 07/06/2010 3:00:35 PM PDT by HushTX ( quit whining)
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To: Libloather

Buried with his sheets on?


3 posted on 07/06/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Libloather

How many Klansmen will show up?
Sheets Byrd.
RIH.


4 posted on 07/06/2010 3:02:23 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Everytime a democrat loses, a Moonbat gets it's wings burned off.)
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To: Libloather
I can think of a more suitable location, one that would be more reflective of Byrd's life and career.


5 posted on 07/06/2010 3:03:41 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Libloather
I wonder if he'll be laid to rest near any black patriots. Byrd might not have liked that.

From the Washington Post:

"Byrd said in the Dec. 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years with the publication of a book on blacks in the military during World War II by author Graham Smith -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side." Byrd added that, "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.."..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/18/AR2005061801105_pf.html

6 posted on 07/06/2010 3:03:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather

“Columbia Gardens Cemetery”

Do they have a Klan section?


7 posted on 07/06/2010 3:05:21 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Libloather

Byrd should be cremated on the White House lawn.


8 posted on 07/06/2010 3:05:55 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: Libloather

Is that the “Whites Only” section?


9 posted on 07/06/2010 3:07:53 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: HushTX

Just as long as he didn’t purchase the plot from Bill Clinton

TT

Remember the “Popcorn” Guy? (Orville bought a plot from Slick and didn’t get to be interned there, don’t know if slick ever returned the money)


10 posted on 07/06/2010 3:09:22 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: ETL
Yes, Byrd, who organized KKK draft dodging during WWII should never be buried in a military cemetery.
11 posted on 07/06/2010 3:10:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Republic of Texas

Was this on property once owned by Robert E. Lee???


12 posted on 07/06/2010 3:10:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Libloather

“Your requested URL was not found,” was the message I got both for your link and the headline link. So, tell me, did Byrd ever serve in the armed forces?


13 posted on 07/06/2010 3:10:56 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Libloather

Didn’t he die a few weeks ago or something? I think it took forever for James Brown to be buried as well. What’s up with this?


14 posted on 07/06/2010 3:11:14 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He probably insisted on that.


15 posted on 07/06/2010 3:12:32 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: kitkat
did Byrd ever serve in the armed forces?

"He did not serve in the military during the war, working instead as a welder in a Baltimore, Maryland shipyard, where he helped build warships.[citation needed]

Byrd commented on the 1945 controversy about racially integrating the military. Byrd, when he was 28 years old, wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in such a military:

"Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.[5]"

He had earlier written "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side".[6][7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Participation_in_the_Ku_Klux_Klan

16 posted on 07/06/2010 3:15:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, it was confiscated by the then Head Quartermaster of the Union army whose son had died in a battle in which Lee was the Commander of the Confederate forces.


17 posted on 07/06/2010 3:18:23 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: Libloather

PBUH


18 posted on 07/06/2010 3:21:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes... Hallowed Ground, by any definition.

TT


19 posted on 07/06/2010 3:22:11 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: HushTX
Every one of these "Progressive" socialist bastards should be buried in the inner-city cesspools of drugs, violence, and welfare-dependent parasites that they continue to keep "on the plantation".

I have zero respect for these lowlife political phonies, and they will burn in Hell for what they've done to America.

20 posted on 07/06/2010 3:29:01 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Libloather

Politicians: Once in Washington, always in Washington. They won’t even go home when they die.


21 posted on 07/06/2010 3:31:09 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: ETL

That would be a huge disservice to the Black Patriot.


22 posted on 07/06/2010 3:32:54 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: traditional1

Generally I agree with you.

Still, I consider every death a loss, even those of our enemies. Before anyone flames me, I think I have a good reason for this: once dead, a person cannot be redeemed.

But then, this isn’t about morals or philosophical nonsense. This is about the passing of Robert Byrd, proud icon of the liberal ideal.

To whom will they turn next?


23 posted on 07/06/2010 3:34:02 PM PDT by HushTX ( quit whining)
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To: kitkat

No, Byrd worked in shipyards in Baltimore and Tampa during World War II, which raises a couple of interesting points:

First, how did a young man, supposedly in prime condition, avoid military service during the war? In the various articles I’ve read about Byrd, there is no mention of his draft status, or any physical conditions that might have disqualified him. Indeed, welding in a shipyard is hard work; if Byrd could handle those conditions, I’m guessing he was fit enough to serve—but didn’t. Remember, this is the same guy who derided George W. Bush as a “desk bound” president.

Additionally, the war years mark the same period when Byrd was most active in the KKK. We know he organized a chapter back in West Virginia, but what about his time in Tampa and Baltimore? I’m guessing that Bobby had some interaction with the chapters in those locations as well, but (naturally) the MSM never bothered to inquire about that chapter in “Sheets” long life and career.


24 posted on 07/06/2010 3:39:10 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: HushTX
"To whom will they turn next?"

There are two things that Byrd did that were at least outwardly subjective:

1) He always spoke on the Floor with a copy of the U.S. Constitution in his pocket.

2) He was a pretty eloquent speaker up to the last few years, when his age was dragging him into senility.

When the Health Care Vote was cast, he reminded everyone of "Weekend at Bernie's", when they needed EVERY Democrat vote to count.

His death is a loss to his family, but no loss to the Country that he helped destroy.

I'm sorry, but in this country today, these people deserve NO respect, nor sympathy.

Look for another "Progressive" to be moved on up, as head of the Peoples' Socialist Party.

25 posted on 07/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Libloather

Will the gravesite have an eternal burning cross?


26 posted on 07/06/2010 3:42:32 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: South40

excellent


27 posted on 07/06/2010 3:44:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: HushTX
What gives him the privilege of being buried at Arlington??
28 posted on 07/06/2010 3:47:00 PM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: Libloather
was to be buried later in the day at Columbia Gardens Cemetery

There is one thing he wasn't able to name after himself-- probably because its not in West Virginia.

29 posted on 07/06/2010 3:47:37 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Libloather

I’m kind of surprised he wasn’t buried in West Virginia, but I guess they figured there were enough things there with his name on them.


30 posted on 07/06/2010 3:48:10 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: BAW

I don’t think he was, actually. The article says it was near Arlington National Cemetery.

And I most certainly was not arguing for him to be buried there. I disliked the man immensely, I was just stating that until death all men can be redeemed. He just never was.


31 posted on 07/06/2010 3:48:36 PM PDT by HushTX ( quit whining)
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To: HushTX
You are correct - I read it too fast. Article says, "Columbia Gardens Cemetery, which is near Arlington National Cemetery, next to his late wife Erma.

I can stop being huffy now :)

32 posted on 07/06/2010 3:51:04 PM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: BAW

It’s ok. I about lost my temper when I first read the headline. Then I realized what it actually said. I think the intention was a combination of raising our hackles and poking fun.


33 posted on 07/06/2010 3:52:31 PM PDT by HushTX ( quit whining)
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To: Rebelbase

34 posted on 07/06/2010 3:55:33 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Not that unusal in WWII if your job was deemed necessary for the war effort. My Grandfather was drafted but was an operator in a glass container factory that at the time ran most medicine bottles in the country. His plant manager sent a letter to the draft board and kept him from being drafted becuse of his skilled job necessary for the war effort.


35 posted on 07/06/2010 4:02:52 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: BAW

He is not being buried in Arlington cemetary he is being buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Va. Same city different cemetary.


36 posted on 07/06/2010 4:07:10 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

cemetary= cemetery


37 posted on 07/06/2010 4:08:31 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: ExNewsExSpook

“how did a young man, supposedly in prime condition, avoid military service during the war”

I believe that certain occupations deemed vital to the War Effort were exempt from the draft. Working in a shipyard could have been one of those jobs.


38 posted on 07/06/2010 4:09:37 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Libloather

Most people are unaware that Ole Bobby was a world class banjo and fiddle player.


39 posted on 07/06/2010 4:17:53 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: ConservaTexan

***Will the gravesite have an eternal burning cross?***

Good one!


40 posted on 07/06/2010 5:16:27 PM PDT by kitkat (OBAMA hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Libloather
Byrd to be buried at (an) Arlington cemetery (Columbia Gardens)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

How deep?

Put him down about 50 feet. We do not want him shpoing up to view "Twilight Eclipse!"

41 posted on 07/06/2010 5:46:36 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: chris_bdba

No West Virgin´y funerals for him. No sir.


42 posted on 07/06/2010 5:50:09 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Libloather

At least it was NEAR Arlington and not IN Arlington!


43 posted on 07/06/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: ETL
"He did not serve in the military during the war, working instead as a welder in a Baltimore, Maryland shipyard, where he helped build warships.[citation needed] Byrd commented on the 1945 controversy about racially integrating the military. Byrd, when he was 28 years old, wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in such a military: "Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.[5]" He had earlier written "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side".[6][7]

No big deal. He was just trying to get elected. /Bill Clinton

44 posted on 07/06/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Libloather
I visited Arlington Nat'l cemetery last week, I was attending a Marine reunion in Washington. I've visited Arlington in the past, but haven't visited the Kennedy grave site. Jackie Onasis Kennedy is buried next to her first husband ... her grave is as elaborate (in terms of size) as JFK's. Interesting in that this women remarried, divorced, and later had a live in boyfriend in NYC for many years. But, hey ... we're talking liberals and Camelot.
What was just as appalling, Robert and Ted (the swimmer) were buried close by in the same plot. The only grave missing was Marlyn Monroe's.
45 posted on 07/06/2010 6:17:21 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Libloather; All
The Democrat Arlington:


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

46 posted on 07/06/2010 6:20:47 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Libloather; All
The Democrat Arlington:


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

47 posted on 07/06/2010 6:21:07 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: BluH2o
Robert and Ted (the swimmer) were buried close by in the same plot. The only grave missing was Marlyn Monroe's.


The new family tombstone, erected after the death of Mary Jo's mother in December, 2007.
Added by: Geoff Wilson, 9/04/2008

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4569

48 posted on 07/06/2010 6:24:22 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: onedoug

Isn’t that a slap to WV! Used growing up there his whole career but he buries his wife near DC rather than home and has the same thing done for him. Atleast it will be easy to leave sheets there for him since it isn’t in the guarded military cemetery!


49 posted on 07/06/2010 7:48:20 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

“Isn’t that a slap to WV! Used growing up there his whole career but he buries his wife near DC rather than home and has the same thing done for him.”

UPI.com
Byrd, wife to be reburied in W.Va.
Published: July 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/07/06/Byrd-wife-to-be-reburied-in-WVa/UPI-61541278431726/


50 posted on 07/07/2010 1:21:16 AM PDT by Mila
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