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  • Arlington Cemetery Fields Phone Calls From Worried Families

    06/22/2010 12:44:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Officials at Arlington National Cemetery have established a special call center to address concerns worried family members may have about the potential mishandling of their loved ones’ remains. Family members with concerns can call 703-607-8199 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. The call center opened June 11, a day after Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced the findings of a months-long investigation into the cemetery’s records management. The report noted at least 200 cases of improper internment of remains, including lost accountability for remains, names and graves listed as empty. More...
  • Fallen Airmen Laid to Rest After 38 Years

    06/18/2010 10:41:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 362+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2010 – Unidentified remains of 14 fallen Air Force AC-130 gunship crewmembers were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here yesterday, nearly 40 years after their aircraft was shot down over southern Laos. Families observe as an Air Force honor guard folds the flag that draped a casket containing unidentified remains during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, June 17, 2010. The ceremony honored 14 airmen who were killed in March 1972 when their aircraft was shot down over southern Laos. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Of Lambs and Lions, Lt. Col. Allen B. West (USA, retired)

    06/15/2010 2:25:53 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 5 replies · 255+ views
    BlogtalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | June 15, 2010 | Lt. Col. Allen B. West (USA, retired)
    Of Lambs and Lions I do not fear an army of lions if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an army of sheep if they are led by a lion". Alexander the Great It is time for our monthly political assessment and this one is rather personal. Last month we addressed what is at stake, and the response was the future of America. One of the factors affecting our Country right now relates to Alexander's quote mentioned above. Attorney General Eric Holder once lamented that America is a "nation of cowards", that is far from the truth....
  • DISGRACE AT ARLINGTON

    06/11/2010 5:44:24 AM PDT · by shortstop · 19 replies · 865+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/11/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    You haven’t been to America until you’ve walked the hillsides of Arlington. On the Virginia side of the Potomac, in the capital of our nation, where heroes lie row upon row. It is one of the most stirring and sacred places in our country. The despoiled farm of a Confederate general, hallowed by those buried in its soil, it is a place of the heart. Presidents are buried there, and generals and admirals, and the common soldiers and sailors of the last 150 years. The precision of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the green of the grass...
  • Arlington Cemetery Officials Punished for Poor Management

    06/10/2010 7:48:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2010 – The top two officials in charge of Arlington National Cemetery here were disciplined after an Army investigation found the cemetery’s management to be “dysfunctional,” Army Secretary John M. McHugh announced today at the Pentagon. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announces at a June 10, 2010, Pentagon press conference that in light of findings of inappropriate practices and mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery, he is relieving the cemetery’s current superintendent and deputy superintendent of their duties and placing Kathryn Condon (right) in the newly created role of Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries...
  • Army Fires Top Two Administrators Over Mismanagement of Arlington Cemetery

    06/10/2010 8:44:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 359+ views
    - June 10, 2010 Army Fires Top Two Administrators Over Mismanagement of Arlington Cemetery Army Secretary John McHugh has fired the top two officials overseeing Arlington National Cemetery over allegations of mismanagement, including burying a service member's body on top of another, Fox News has confirmed. fox news Army Secretary John McHugh has fired the top two officials overseeing Arlington National Cemetery over allegations of mismanagement, including burying a service member's body on top of another, Fox News has confirmed. McHugh will announce Thursday that he is replacing Arlington National's superintendent, John Metzler, and his deputy, Thurman Higgenbotham, who had...
  • Sources: Scandals at Arlington Cemetery prompt firings

    06/10/2010 6:29:46 AM PDT · by TSgt · 26 replies · 237+ views
    MessNBC ^ | Jim Miklaszewski
    WASHINGTON - A number of scandals at Arlington National Cemetery, including one in which a service member's body was buried on top of another, are costing the top two administrators their jobs, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
  • This Picture Says It Better Then Any Blog Commetary Of Mine,FREEDOM IS NEITHER FREE NOR CHEAP

    05/31/2010 10:22:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 832+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 31,2010 | annem040359
    Came upon a picture over at Yahoo via Drudgereport, which IMHO, says it best about Memorial Day 2010 and each and every Memorial Day. It is picture number 121 and it is a of a mother, crying at the grave site of her son, then 19-years-old son, Eric Ward at Arlington National Cemetary in Washington D.C. It touched my heart very deeply.
  • A Tale of Two Americas On Memorial Day 2010

    05/31/2010 6:55:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies · 583+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5-31-10 | William Forstchen
    So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb? --David Corn ............................... Memorial Day. Those of us old enough to remember might recall a parent or grandparent who referred to it as “Decoration Day.” We might recall as well that “Memorial Day,” was not on the last Monday in May, serving as an endcap for a three day weekend of sales and vacations, but instead was observed on May 30, no matter what day of the week that was. It started shortly after the Civil War...
  • A Memorial Day Tribute

    05/30/2010 12:43:15 PM PDT · by flintsilver7 · 6 replies · 209+ views
    FS7 ^ | May 30, 2010 | FS7
  • Special lady for each Arlington soldier

    05/30/2010 9:50:04 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 20 replies · 1,283+ views
    AP-MSNBC ^ | 05/29/2010 | Helen O'Neill
    Joyce Johnson remembers the drums beating slowly as she walked with her girls from the Old Post Chapel, behind the horse-drawn caisson carrying the flag-draped casket of her husband....She remembers struggling to maintain her composure...And then a lady stepped forward, a stranger, dressed not in uniform but in a simple dark suit. She whispered a few words and pressed two cards into Johnson's hands. "If there is anything you need ..." [Johnson] would learn of their mission: to ensure no soldier is buried alone.
  • Arlington National Cemetery's Old Guard: Part 2 in RFFM Memorial Day Series

    05/30/2010 4:47:58 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 226+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | May 29, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki PhD.
    NOTE from RFFM's Executive Director, Dan Zanoza: The following commentary is the second installment of three in RFFM.org's Memorial Day series which honors those who have fallen in the defense of liberty. First posted on Feb. 22, 2010, author Lyle J. Rapacki PhD. writes about Arlington National Cemetery's Old Guard and a tradition based on respect and memoriam to those who keep vigil over hallowed ground. Not all of Washington, D.C. was shut-down recently because of snow. At the Tomb of the Unknowns, members of "The Old Guard" continued to walk post; just like they have every day, every night,...
  • America, Will We Remember?

    05/30/2010 3:43:00 AM PDT · by MTank50 · 1 replies · 206+ views
    ARCHANGELS AND WITTICISM ^ | 05-30-10 | Michael Tank
    Memorial Day, May 26, 2003
  • The President's Memorial Daze

    05/28/2010 7:22:41 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 1,511+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Sraff
    Leadership: Our commander in chief was to miss the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to go on vacation. Other presidents have missed it, but never at wartime. All presidents deserve a vacation, and no president is ever off the clock. But we are at war, and Memorial Day at Arlington has special significance even in peacetime. Those who defend President Obama's decision to take time off were not so understanding whenever President George W. Bush spent time at his Crawford, Texas, ranch. Obama was to be in his old Chicago-area stomping grounds, and those who attacked Bush for taking...
  • Troops Put ‘Flags In’ at Arlington Cemetery

    05/28/2010 4:33:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 476+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today met with more than 40 members of the 3rd. U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, at Arlington National Cemetery, as they finished placing American flags on each of the graves in Section 60 of the cemetery. Video With flags in hand, members of the Army's Old Guard march out to their assigned sections during the “Flags In” ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., May 27, 2010. More than 1,500 servicemembers, Old Guard and other ceremonial units gathered for the sacred ritual that marks the start of the Memorial Day...
  • One Veteran's View: Why Obama’s Dismissal Of Arlington Is Unforgivable

    05/28/2010 10:50:59 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 13 replies · 519+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 05-28-10 | Gerry Ashley
    I hear that Barack Obama has better things to do than leading the tradition of honoring the soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetary (as is normally the case for a President each year). It’s especially significant during the years we are at war. And I hear that Barack Obama will stop by a cemetary while he’s on vacation in Chicago. Make no mistake, he will undoubtedly have the Press Corps with him. Hell, he might even have “Teleprompter One” with him so he can say some well-rehearsed “impromptu” comments which, we all know, won’t really be heartfelt except for how...
  • President Obama will skip Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery

    05/28/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1,341+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/28/2010 | Anne E. Kornblut and Ed O'Keefe
    President Obama is skipping the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, a move that has dismayed some veterans -- and comes at a sensitive moment in the administration's relationship with the military. Instead of speaking at Arlington, as he did last year and as most presidents have done, Obama will appear at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, the White House said. Vice President Biden will take his place at Arlington, the most prestigious military cemetery in the country and home to Section 60, a large burial ground for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Paul Rieckhoff,...
  • Drudge: Obama skipping Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

    05/25/2010 6:46:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 130 replies · 7,308+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 5/25/10 | Drudge
    SOURCE: Obama skipping Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. 'He'll be on vacation in Chicago'...
  • Obama will use Memorial weekend for a trip home to Chicago (will skip Arlington National Cemetary)

    05/25/2010 7:41:17 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 83 replies · 2,774+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/25/10 | Anne Kornblutt
    With the long Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, President Obama is finally addressing one of the great broken promises of his administration: his early pledge to return home to Chicago every six weeks or so.(snip)On Monday, Obama will make remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, south of Chicago - missing the usual tradition of presidents speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
  • Chief of Gangs has ties to police.

    05/19/2010 5:47:10 PM PDT · by HushTX · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Daily Vex ^ | 5/19/2010 | Devon Weir
    According to Arlington (Texas) Police Chief Theron Bowman, "Today's truant can very well be tomorrow's gang member.” Chief Bowman is intimately aware of the facts when it comes to gangs. He recently released three gang members who were arrested for outstanding warrants after receiving a phone call from an irate mother. It turns out he didn’t know they had warrants out for their arrest. He later visited the family of gang members, apparently to comfort them, after one of their gang members was shot and killed. It seems he has close ties to these criminals, and not in way conducive...
  • Defense Leaders, Karzai Honor Fallen Troops at Arlington

    05/13/2010 8:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, flanked by America’s top defense leaders, walked among the white marble tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery today, a silent tribute to U.S. servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice, many while battling terrorism in Afghanistan.Video Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and John C. Metzler Jr., superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, tour the cemetery's Section 60, in Arlington, Va., May 13, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Navy Adm. Mike...
  • NJ: Local Filmmaker Judge Quits So He Can Promote Flick Ridiculing Obama

    05/11/2010 12:28:40 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 1,020+ views
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | May 11, 2010 | By Charles Toutant
    A New Jersey judge-cum-filmmaker has chosen to step down from the bench rather than abide by a dictum from state judicial authorities that he not publicize his satirical movie painting President Obama as a modern-day Faust. Kenneth Del Vecchio quit his North Arlington municipal court judgeship on May 3, the day the New Jersey Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Affairs directed that he should not be interviewed or participate in any press or publicity that may accompany the film, "O.B.A.M. Nude," which was to be released the next day. It was a letdown for Del Vecchio, who has been...
  • Honoring Army Ranger Staff Sgt. James R. Patton

    05/07/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 395+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/07/10 | Susan Bainbridge
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY - 23 year old, Staff Sgt. James R. Patton, an Army Ranger, stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, was laid to rest yesterday, at Arlington National Cemetery. Accepting the flag was his young widow, Beatriz and infant daughter, Cecilia. His parents and sister-in-law also received flags. Staff Sgt. Patton was remembered today by many. He was a member of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In addition to his wife and daughter, those attending were his parents, siblings, in-laws, multiple family and friends, military comrades, including the Patriot Guard Riders. Staff Sgt. Patton died April 18, 2010,...
  • Arlington toll lanes lawsuit will go forward

    04/22/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 320+ views
    WTOP ^ | April 22, 2010 | Justin Karp
    ARLINGTON, Va. - A lawsuit which could delay the Virginia HOT lanes project will go forward, a U.S. District Court ruled Thursday. The suit, filed by the Arlington County Board, says the high occupancy toll lanes planned for a stretch of Interstate 95/395 are intended to benefit mainly rich, white, suburban and rural residents of Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. The new toll road is planned to run between Spotsylvania County and the D.C. line. Arlington says the added traffic would come at the expense of the county's diverse urban population and constitute a violation of civil rights. "We'll find out...
  • ICE AGENTS SEIZE $8 MILLION HELICOPTER PLANNED FOR ILLEGAL SHIPMENT TO IRAN

    04/20/2010 10:38:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,144+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | April 16, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 16, 2010 ICE agents seize $8 million helicopter planned for illegal shipment to Iran ARLINGTON, Texas - Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Thursday seized a Bell helicopter with an estimated value of $8 million that was destined for shipment to Iran in violation of trade sanctions. Federal agents had first grounded the helicopter in its Arlington, Texas, hangar in December. The aircraft is owned by the Italian company Tiber Aviation. U.S. Federal District Judge John McBryde, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, signed the civil arrest...
  • Arlington National Cemetery: A Husband Honored: A Memorial To Serve A Family For A Lifetime

    02/25/2010 7:41:31 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 211+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Jo Dermody
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a touching and poignant remembrance written by Jo Dermody. Mrs. Dermody wrote this response after reading an RFFM.org column titled, "Arlington Natl. Cemetery's Old Guard: Not All of Washington, D.C. Shut Down During Snow Storm" http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2010/02/arlington-cemetery-honor-guard-not-all-of-washington-dcshut-down-during-snow-storm-by-lyle-j-rapacki.html Mrs. Dermody gives a description of her husband's burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Though John Dermody does not rest in the Tomb of the Unknowns, his body lays in hallowed ground, but his spirit resides in a Heavenly place. My husband John was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on May 15, 2007. My four kids wanted him there. He...
  • D.C. man dies after Arlington police use stun gun to try to subdue him

    01/18/2010 1:43:46 PM PST · by deks · 35 replies · 983+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2010 | Maria Glod
    Arlington police said William R. Bumbrey III, who was suspected of stealing from a nearby pharmacy, was on the platform at the Pentagon City Metro station when an officer approached him. Police said the officer used his Taser, which administers an electric jolt and is designed to be safer than using a firearm, after Bumbrey became aggressive and refused to respond to spoken orders. . . . "He was still struggling," Nosal said. She said that because Bumbrey apparently did not react to the Taser shot, police question whether the Taser made contact with him. . . . Bumbrey was...
  • York County airman's remains recovered from Vietnam four decades after his plane was downed

    12/31/2009 4:58:27 PM PST · by csvset · 15 replies · 717+ views
    Daily Press ^ | December 27, 2009 | Jon Cawley
    YORK It took 41 years, but a York County airman missing in action since the Vietnam War has finally been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were positively identified earlier this year. Melvin Douglas Rash, of Grafton, was buried with full military honors Dec. 7 at the revered Washington-area cemetery. He had been missing since 1968, when his Air Force C-130 airplane was presumably shot down over Vietnam. After years of dead ends, the plane's wreckage was finally positively identified in 2002 in a jungle area near the Laotian border. It took six years before military...
  • Volunteers Place 16,000 Wreaths at Arlington

    12/12/2009 6:20:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 673+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2009 – The Arlington Wreath Project, an unofficial national tradition, prompted about 6,000 volunteers to wake up extra early this morning to help place 16,000 wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. "It's really nice that America still remembers our troops," said Nikki Bunting, the widow of Army Capt. Brian Bunting, who died in Afghanistan in February 2009. She visited her husband's grave with their children, 2-year-old Connor and 5-week-old Cooper. “It's a sad sight, but it's really beautiful. It reminds us that people care,” she said. Morrill Worcester, president of Maine-based Worcester Wreath Company, started the...
  • Fort Hood's Fallen Heroes

    11/17/2009 2:59:26 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies · 1,438+ views
    CBS 48 Hours ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | Staff
    Capt. John Gaffaney Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, was a psychiatric nurse who worked for San Diego County, Calif., for more than 20 years and had arrived at Fort Hood the day before the shooting to prepare for a deployment to Iraq. Born in Williston, N.D., Gaffney had served in the Navy and later the California National Guard as a younger man, his family said.
  • How Arlington National Cemetery Came to Be

    11/17/2009 10:41:54 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 2,888+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Nov 2009 | Robert M. Poole
    The fight over Robert E. Lee's beloved home—seized by the U.S. government during the Civil War—went on for decades One afternoon in May 1861, a young Union Army officer went rushing into the mansion that commanded the hills across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. "You must pack up all you value immediately and send it off in the morning," Lt. Orton Williams told Mary Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee, who was away mobilizing Virginia's military forces as the country hurtled toward the bloodiest war in its history. Mary Lee dreaded the thought of abandoning Arlington, the 1,100-acre...
  • Soldiers Ashes Stolen

    11/16/2009 2:41:04 AM PST · by tlb · 5 replies · 519+ views
    wtny ^ | Nov 14, 2009 | staff
    A burial at Arlington National Cemetery Friday had all the trimmings of a proper military funeral except one thing, the soldier’s remains. It's theft in front of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. has left the family distraught. The urn containing the remains of bronze star and two purple hearts winner Army Colonel Norbert Otto Schmidt was taken from his family’s SUV just before the funeral. The thieves also stole a computer and other items from the vehicle. The ceremony had to be moved to a different part of the cemetery but the gravestone will be moved to its proper...
  • Those Left Behind: The Legacy of Arlington's Section 60 (Riveting photo essay)

    11/11/2009 11:15:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies · 1,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2009 | Larry Downing
    “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell Veteran’s Day is a time to remember “All gave some….Some gave all.”Before reaching the new gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery’s ‘Section 60’ it’s easy to recognize why a simple, quilted, patch of green grass and white stones buried alongside the quiet banks of the Potomac River troubles the heart.Names etched into fresh marble tell the sad tale of early death …Travis L. Youngblood…. Justin Ray Davis….Andy D. Anderson….Thomas J. Barbieri Jr….. Kenneth E. Zeigler II….James R. McIlvaine …....
  • PROTECT THE SANCTITY OF ARLINGTON CEMETERY, MARCH 20,2010

    11/06/2009 1:11:24 PM PST · by trooprally · 25 replies · 1,326+ views
    Nov. 06,2010
    <p>This is an early notice that we have permits for ALL of the Memorial Circle in front of Arlington Cemetery. We’ve already had our preliminary meeting with the National Park Service and everything is a GO.</p> <p>We will be there on March 20,2010 when ANSWER, World Can’t Wait and other anti-war, anti-troop, anti-American groups gather on the Mall and march to the Pentagon.</p>
  • Pr. William declines to join [race-baiting] anti-HOT lanes lawsuit

    10/08/2009 8:20:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 930+ views
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | October 7, 2009 | Sarah Krouse
    Prince William County decided not to join Arlington County in its lawsuit against high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstates 95 and 395, citing what it characterizes as race-baiting and class warfare in the suit. The county considered joining the suit because it shared concerns about the HOT lanes’ proceeding without a proper environmental study and their effect on traffic, but Board Chairman Corey Stewart, R-At large, said the board unanimously agreed Arlington’s suit raised too many concerns. “The board had a closer look at the suit and there are allegations in there about Pierce Homer, the secretary of transportation, and about...
  • CNN Report Looks at Sen. Ted Kennedy's Burial Site at Arlington National Cemetery - Video 8/29/09

    08/29/2009 2:42:55 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 1,467+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a CNN report showing the location in Arlington National Cemetery where Sen. Ted Kennedy is being buried today. He will be buried near the graves of his two brothers, President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert Kennedy - both of whom were assassinated. The hillside location looking out over he cemetery and toward the Lincoln Memorial is where President John Kennedy stood just shortly before his assassination and said, "I could stay here forever." . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Arlington National Cemetery - NEVER FORGET

    08/26/2009 10:24:30 AM PDT · by jeremybuff · 3 replies · 1,147+ views
    A photo gallery in remembrance
  • ARLINGTON HAS GRAVE SITUATION

    08/16/2009 8:18:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,259+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2009 | JANON FISHER
    The families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are being told to wait -- sometimes two months -- until their loved ones can be buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetery. The hallowed memorial site, which handles up to 27 burials a day, is so overwhelmed with the bodies of elderly veterans and young soldiers that families are told they'll have to go without full-honors ceremonies if they want a timely burial, according to a spokesman.
  • What's trashed at Arlington National Cemetery

    07/17/2009 8:52:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 52 replies · 2,013+ views
    salon.com ^ | 17 Jul 09 | Mark Benjamin
    July 17, 2009 | A few days after Memorial Day, I walked across the sprawling, plush lawn of Arlington National Cemetery. I headed toward Section 60, a remote area of the famous burial ground, where 600 service members from Iraq and Afghanistan are laid to rest. Gina Gray, former public affairs officer at the cemetery, had testified that mismanagement at Arlington had resulted in callous treatment of personal mementos and artifacts left on grave sites in Section 60. The sun was out after several days of rain. As I approached the gravestones, I saw that Gray was right. Left out...
  • Arlington Cemetery Records a Mess

    07/17/2009 6:54:46 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 529+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 7/17/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Salon.com has a disheartening story about the troubles at the national cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, those sacred grounds were thousands upon thousands of our nation’s heroes and notables have been buried. Infuriatingly, it seems that cemetery records are a mess, some of them not corresponding to headstones, many garbled or lost. This is the nation’s most revered cemetery yet some soldier’s names are lost to the permanent record, some burials are unknown because of failed record keeping, it is even thought that some headstones are on the wrong graves. In 2004 and 2005, Arlington conducted a pilot project to...
  • Let me tell you a (TRUE) tale of Patriotic Resistance.

    07/09/2009 7:44:03 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 36 replies · 1,390+ views
    From a real life situation | 7/9/2009 | Self
    Everyone wants to write their congressman (person) when they are displeased with the way things are going. When that does not work (and it won't) many choose to demonstrate at their local city offices or state capital. Others take the time to actually travel to the seat of the real problem - Washington DC. When that does not work (and it never does) what is left to do. Just do it all over again and again and again........ Let me tell you a tale of Bill Clinton, an ambassador buddy of his (that was one of his anti-Vietnam war buddies)...
  • Marine Aviator's Memorial Day Wave Off

    05/28/2009 2:20:23 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 39 replies · 2,856+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 28, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    "Only under the administration of a former 'community organizer,' a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine, who never served a day of his life in uniform, could a 20-year retired Marine Corps Officer be prohibited from visiting the Arlington National Cemetery resting place of his father, a 30-year retired Marine Corps Officer with distinguished combat service, on the most hallowed of days for our fallen and deceased military servicemen and women -- Memorial Day."
  • Obama observes Memorial Day at Arlington cemetery

    05/25/2009 6:42:59 PM PDT · by NoPrisoners · 18 replies · 1,335+ views
    AP via MyWay ^ | May 25, 5:23 PM (ET) | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama avoided a racial controversy on his first Memorial Day in office by sending wreaths to separate memorials for Confederate soldiers and for blacks who fought against them during the Civil War. Last week, a group of about 60 professors petitioned the White House, asking the first black U.S. president to break tradition and not memorialize military members from the Confederacy, the group of Southern states that supported slavery. "The Arlington Confederate Monument is a denial of the wrong committed against African-Americans by slave owners, Confederates and neo-Confederates, through the monument's denial of slavery as...
  • Arlington ‘Flags In’ Tribute Begins Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/22/2009 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 746+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2009 – More than 3,000 servicemembers officially kicked off the Memorial Day commemoration last evening as they placed more than 250,000 miniature flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman Jacob Proffer, a member of the Air Force Honor Guard, pauses to salute a grave after placing a miniature flag at its base during the “Flags In” tribute at Arlington National Cemetery, May 21, 2009. “When I do this, it makes me take a lot more pride every time I put on my uniform, seeing the measure of sacrifice so many have made,” he said....
  • Bread and Circuses: Arlington Defended

    03/26/2009 7:19:26 PM PDT · by BufordP · 15 replies · 879+ views
    DC Chapter | 26 Mar 2009 | BufordP, Trooprally, rlmorel, Veeram, Yorktownpatriot, JoyJoyFromNJ, GunsAreOK, and my niece Kauri
     Photo credit: Marooned in Marin It's been six years since President Bush launched an attack on - not Iraq, not Bagdad, not a country and its people, but - Saddam Hussein -- Saddam Hussein and; those who would attack the U.S. And on this anniversary day, Brian Becker, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) or cANSWER ("CANCER") as we like to call it, organized his scruffy, useless, parasitic contingent to march on Washington once again. The DC Chapter has been there each time to counter protest. In the early years, cANSWER was able round up great...
  • FBI reportedly interested in former state engineer Farid Adlouni

    09/14/2002 8:34:17 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 48 replies · 883+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 14, 2002 | Hal Bernton, David Heath and Mike Carter
    PORTLAND — A former Washington state Transportation Department engineer yesterday has found himself, his imam and his mosque swept into an unfolding investigation by Portland's joint terrorism force led by the FBI. Farid Adlouni, a civil engineer and U.S. citizen who once worked out of the Vancouver office, was profiled in The Oregonian newspaper yesterday as a man with business ties to a top Osama bin Laden aide and who has attracted FBI scrutiny. Adlouni, 38, yesterday said he had "done nothing wrong." The imam, Mohammad Abdirahman Kariye, also a U.S. citizen, was recently charged with two felony counts of...
  • Obama and Biden Honor War Dead at Arlington National Cemetery - Video 1/18/09

    01/18/2009 11:53:19 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 511+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from this morning where President-elect Barack Obama and Vice-President-elect Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. . . . . (watch video)
  • Tomb of Unknown Soldier Abused

    01/18/2009 8:20:19 AM PST · by seenenuf · 72 replies · 2,746+ views
    Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden are getting trigger happy for the spot light. They are seen this morning in a surprise ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary, laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Not only is that the duty of the President on Memorial Day, it is an encroachment of the solemn respect earned by what the tomb represents. I resent it being used for a photo-op by two Senators who have voted against funding military.
  • Lugar, Hoosier soldier persuade Army to change burial process for enlisted soldiers

    12/17/2008 1:11:06 PM PST · by Military family member · 9 replies · 500+ views
    U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, at the request of a Hoosier who has served in The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, spurred the effort for all service members, regardless of rank, to receive full honor funerals. Beginning in early 2009, enlisted service members will receive the same funeral honors as officers at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to the previous rule that offered a firing party, bugler and chaplain, they also will have a caisson, band, colors team and escort platoon. “I deeply appreciate Sergeant Durbin’s impressive service to our country and his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush...12/13/08 and 12/14/08

    12/13/2008 2:12:25 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 152 replies · 2,628+ views
    yahoo news; whitehouse.gov;daylife.com | daisyscarlett
    The subject of the President’s weekly radio address was fighting substance abuse in America. TRANSCRIPT U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq and spoke to the troops at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.