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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....

    06/11/2010 5:44:24 AM PDT · by shortstop · 19 replies · 865+ views ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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'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 ^ | 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...