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  • HUNDREDS Join VP Pence and GOP Governor Greitens to Clean Up Desecrated StL Jewish Cemetery (VIDEO)

    Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens and Vice President Mike Pence met with hundreds of supporters today to clean up and repair headstones at the desecrated Jewish cemetery in University City. Vandals damaged dozens of headstones this week at the historic Jewish Cemetery north of St. Louis. * Hillary Clinton used the vandalism as an opportunity to attack President Trump. ** President Trump and Mike Pence used the vandalism as opportunity to bring the community together. There was a security tent set up to check volunteers before entering the cemetery.
  • Civil Rights Group Sues 'Whites Only' Cemetery in Texas

    05/07/2016 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/3/16 | BRIAN LATIMER
    The nation's foremost Latino civil rights organization is suing a cemetery association in South Texas because a widow alleges the caretaker refused to take her husband's ashes because he was Mexican. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, which alleges the Normanna Cemetery Association has historically been a "Whites Only" cemetery, turning away Latino and African American requests for decades.

    10/25/2015 2:23:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 22, 2015 | CASEY HEDSTROM
    "View from Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn," 1881, by Rudolph Cronau. (Image: Public Domain/WikiCommons)The 300-year-old graveyard at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan today serves as a respite from the frenzy of the Financial District. Small groups of tourists wander the stone pathways, stepping occasionally onto the manicured lawn to peer more closely at tilting eighteenth century tombstones of notable New Yorkers, like Alexander Hamilton, laid to rest in Trinity in 1804 after succumbing to the wounds from his duel with Aaron Burr. A cursory examination of the standing tombstones and stone memorials might lead one to guess the two and a half...
  • Texans threaten to 'cover land with pig blood' to block Muslim cemetery

    07/20/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2015 | AP
    Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead but locals in Farmersville say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small Texas town and are threatening to stop the plan by using pig parts. A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to the rural town has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to convince community leaders to block the project. The sentiment reflects an anti-Muslim distrust that has been brewing over the last year in parts of Texas, most notably 25 miles away in Garland - the scene of a deadly May shooting...
  • Plans for Muslim cemetery stir apprehension among Farmersville residents

    07/17/2015 4:25:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/16/2015 | Staff
    FARMERSVILLE — There’s a Buddhist meditation center on the outskirts of town, and a Mormon church recently opened along Audie Murphy Parkway. But it’s the prospect of an Islamic cemetery that has upset some residents in this Collin County city with a population of fewer than 4,000. In shops along the brick-lined streets of the quaint downtown area, many wonder, “Why Farmersville?” “The concern for us is the radical element of Islam,” David J. Meeks, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, said of the Islamic Association of Collin County’s plan to build a cemetery west of the city.
  • Saturday ceremony celebrates MIA vets

    10/10/2014 7:04:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    The cremains of more than a dozen destitute veterans will be placed in a columbarium at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Saturday. The public is invited to attend the event to honor those who served the nation during a Missing in America Project ceremony. The cremains will travel from Tuscon and be met at RC City, north of Huachuca City by cyclists with the Patriot Guard and other service-oriented organizations to be escorted to the cemetery. The formal service will begin at 1 p.m.
  • Man shot by state trooper at cemetery is business owner with no criminal record(FL)

    09/13/2012 4:25:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Dan Sullivan
    PINELLAS PARK — The man shot by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper Monday morning at a Pinellas Park cemetery was the cemetery's owner — a Tampa man who lives in a 7,000-square-foot home, has no criminal history and has held a concealed-weapons permit. Clifford F. Work remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday at Bayfront Medical Center as questions remained about why Trooper Daniel Cole, a 13-year FHP veteran, shot the 48-year-old businessman. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is the latest in a string of incidents throughout Cole's career in which his actions have been...
  • Cops buy plots to prevent Josh Powell from being buried next to sons he killed

    02/16/2012 5:16:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | NewsCore
    Two Washington state cops have purchased plots next to Josh Powell's young sons to prevent family members from burying him next to the boys he killed. "The bottom line is, Josh Powell will not be near those two boys," Pierce County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Troyer told Seattle-based radio station KIRO-FM on Wednesday. Troyer and Sheriff Paul Pastor used their own money and dipped into funds from Crime Stoppers Tacoma-Pierce County to pay for plots two and four at Woodbine Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. Troyer is executive director of the Crime Stoppers branch. Charlie, seven, and Braden, five, are buried together...
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Arabs Try to Set Fire to Jerusalem Cemetery

    08/06/2011 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/11 | Elad Benari
    A Jewish worshipper who came on Thursday to pray at the tombs of revered sages in the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, came across several Arabs who were attempting to set some shrubs in the cemetery on fire. The Jew reported this incident to Arutz Sheva through its You Report page, saying, “The Arabs claimed that they simply threw a cigarette. They were sitting in a cemetery and I do not know what they had to do there, and they are the only ones who were there.” The worshipper, who attached a picture of the fire (below), wrote, “Here's what...
  • Ground-breaking ceremony begins construction of bell tower at veterans’ cemetery in Sierra Vista

    11/19/2009 5:55:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 277+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — On May 30 next year, the sound of patriotic music will be the norm on grounds of the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It will be on Memorial Day 2010 when a 40-foot-tall carillon — a bell tower — will be dedicated. On Wednesday, a short groundbreaking ceremony took place to start the construction phase for the carillon. Every year, the national headquarters of AMVETS helps fund two carillons to be placed in cemeteries that are dedicated as final resting places for veterans. Members of the local AMVETS post are sponsors of the project and have been...
  • SURPRISE EVENT:Obama unannounced visit..Arlington..MOH ceremony -WH left off of schedule today

    03/25/2009 12:08:48 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,095+ views
    Politico ^ | 3-25-09 | Carol E. Lee
    The Whiteboard UPDATE -- SURPRISE EVENT: Obama made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery for a Medal of Honor ceremony -- which the White House just left off of his schedule today. This was Obama's first wreath-laying as president of the United States. -- Carol E. Lee (2:35 p.m.) COMING UP -- ROBERT GIBBS: Will he be asked... 1) How much of the president’s original proposals need to be included in the final budget for the White House to consider this a victory? Is he willing to compromise on cap and trade? 2) Why didn’t Reuters or any of...
  • Boy Scout creates fallen soldier’s monument

    11/11/2008 6:28:37 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 666+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — It is a simple but highly symbolical brass monument. Seventeen-year-old Jacob Hall unveils the Fallen Soldier’s Cross monument during a dedication ceremony Monday at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Hall initiated the monument venture as part of his Eagle Scout project. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Less than 5 feet high, the Fallen Soldier’s Cross was dedicated Monday afternoon, appropriately the day before Veterans Day. The boots, rifle and helmet tell a story of a fallen member of America’s armed forces. It has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the deaths of U.S. military personnel have occurred. The...
  • Veterans Cemetery Honors Those Who Served

    11/10/2008 2:50:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Amy Wieser-Wilson, USA
    MANDAN, N.D., Nov. 10, 2008 – "They are dead; but they live in each patriot's breast, and their names are engraven on honor's bright crest," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote. Purple irises greet visitors at the entrance to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the Veterans Cemetery here, 2,799 names are "engraven," remembered in their death for the life they lived and the war they fought. Nearly 1,000 more share the sacred space, honored for their service in the National Guard or reserves or as a veteran's family member. Stoic white-granite...
  • Cemetery Trampled During Tuesday (Democrat) Caucus

    03/07/2008 12:02:57 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 31 replies · 378+ views
    KDFW TV ^ | 3-5-2008 | Staff
    FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- The cemetery next to the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church was a peaceful, well-kept place until Tuesday night. An overflow of voters trying to join the caucus next door ended up leaving muddy tire tracks through the cemetery. One vehicle's tire actually got stuck in a recently filled grave. Many voters parked on the shoulder of a gravel road winding through the cemetery, right next door to the church where the voting was taking place. One witness says motorists either didn't notice -- or didn't care -- they were parking just a few feet from buried bodies....
  • Killer's Ashes Ordered Out of Cemetery [Arlington National]

    12/26/2006 8:12:00 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 68 replies · 1,666+ views
    Comcast news ^ | Dec. 26, 2006 | AP
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The cremated remains of a convicted murderer must be removed from Arlington National Cemetery under a new federal law. The provision ordering the removal of Russell Wayne Wagner's remains was included in a veterans' health care and benefits bill that President Bush signed into law on Friday. Wagner, a Vietnam veteran, was convicted in 2002 of stabbing to death Daniel Davis, 84, and Wilda Davis, 80, in their home in 1994. He was sentenced to life in prison. Wagner died in 2005 of a heroin overdose in prison at age 52. Because he was honorably discharged from...
  • US cemetery worker, 80, charged over grave-rage incident

    11/18/2006 11:40:23 AM PST · by highimpact · 19 replies · 554+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 11/18/06 |
    An 80-year-old New York cemetery worker has been charged with using a rake as an offensive weapon after allegedly beating a man who caught him urinating on a relative's grave, prosecutors said. The full details of the alleged incident were unclear, but according to the New York Post, Itomor Khaimov, 28, was walking his dog in the cemetery when he spotted the 80-year-old relieving himself in a vase on his grandmother's grave. When Khaimov asked the man what he was doing, he replied: "I'm urinating. ... I'm an old man, I can't hold it," the report said. As Khaimov confronted...
  • Cemetery to bury all, Christians too, facing Mecca

    09/24/2006 10:00:43 AM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 39 replies · 1,066+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | September 24, 2006 |
    Cemetery to bury all, Christians too, facing Mecca Headstones aligned toward northeast so dead can look toward Islamic holy city Robin Hood must be spinning in his grave. A new, $4.7 million cemetery in Nottingham is the first public graveyard in the UK to have all its burial plots aligned with Mecca and to inter those of all faiths in the Muslim tradition. All headstones at the 40-acre burial site will face northeast, enabling the dead to look over their shoulder toward Mecca, the manner prescribed for followers of Islam in the UK.
  • German military cemetery opened

    07/16/2006 11:57:04 AM PDT · by lizol · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.07.2006
    German military cemetery opened 16.07.2006 The biggest German military cemetery in Poland has been opened at Glinna in the north-west of the country. The remains of some 10,000 German troops fallen during World War II were buried there. Eventually, there will be some 32,000 graves there. The remains were exhumed in four north-western, western and south-western provinces, starting from the year 2000, when work on the construction of the cemetery began. It is located on a rolling plane, which is divided into marked quarters. There are three stone crosses in each quarter. In some parts of the cemetery one can...
  • 'Green' Burials Growing in Popularity

    07/01/2006 10:03:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 117 replies · 2,351+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | Saturday, July 01, 2006 | WILLIAM KATES
    NEWFIELD, N.Y. - It sits on the eastern fringe of New York's Finger Lakes region and is bounded on three sides by 8,000 acres of protected forests: the perfectly natural place to spend an eternity. The 93-acre Greensprings Natural Cemetery is the first of its kind in New York and one of just a handful in the United States, where interest in "green" burial is just taking root. Carl Leopold, a retired Cornell University plant scientist, bought one of the first 20 plots sold. "It's so sensible," he said. "Putting bodies in a waterproof, permanent container protected from the environment,...
  • Discovery Of A Cemetary To Unveil People's Migration Path (Iran)

    04/29/2006 12:35:18 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 304+ views
    CHN ^ | 4-28-2006
    4/28/2006 2:30:00 PM Discovery of a Cemetery to Unveil People’s Migration Path Discovery of an ancient cemetery in Mazandaran Province connects the lives of its dead to those buried in Kharand cemetery in the nearby city of Semnan. Tehran, 28 April 2006 (CHN) -- Discovery of a 3200-year-old cemetery in Zarin Abad near Sari in Mazandaran province, revealed the migration path of those who were buried in Kharand historical cemetery in the nearby city of Semnan. Prior to this discovery, it was believed that cultural domain of the Kharand nomads only covered an area between Semnan plain and low heights...
  • Medieval cemetery destroyed in border conflict (RoP alert & destruction of the Chistendom)

    04/23/2006 1:34:00 AM PDT · by CheyennePress · 5 replies · 509+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 26, 2006 | Jeremy Page
    A MEDIEVAL cemetery regarded as one of the wonders of the Caucasus has been destroyed in an act of cultural vandalism likened to the Taliban blowing up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan in 2001. The Jugha cemetery was a unique collection of several thousand carved stone crosses on Azerbaijan's southern border with Iran. But after 18 years of conflict between Azerbaijan and its western neighbour, Armenia, it has been confirmed that the cemetery has vanished. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a London-based non-government organisation that supports independent journalism, said one of its staff had recently been to the...
  • Drunk woman dies in cemetery accident

    09/07/2005 10:05:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 760+ views
    Reuters - Yahoo ^ | September 7, 2005
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An inebriated Belgian woman died in a freak accident when she ended up beneath a heavy grave stone at a cemetery, local news agency Belga said Wednesday.
  • Man charged with desecrating corpse from Civil War-era tomb

    08/25/2005 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 1,062+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 08/25/2005 | AP
    NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) A young man performing court-ordered community service in a cemetery has been charged with desecrating a Civil War-era tomb, pulling apart the skeleton, and posing for pictures with the skull and other bones. ``It's bizarre, absolutely bizarre,'' police Lt. Richard Siemasko said. ``I can't even imagine what was in his head. This is just a whole new level of weird for me.'' Neil J. Goodwin Jr., 19, of Salisbury, was working at the city's Old Hill Burying Ground on Aug. 17 as part of his court-ordered community service for a burglary conviction. Prosecutors said Goodwin, who was...
  • British war cemetery in France desecrated

    08/02/2005 6:08:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 744+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 02, 2005
    LILLE, France (AFP) - A cemetery in northern France holding the remains of British soldiers killed in World War I has been desecrated, with 42 headstones broken and one scorched by a Molotov cocktail, French police said. ADVERTISEMENT The vandalism occurred late last week in the Albuera cemetery in Bailleul-Sir-Berthoult, near Lille. The graveyard's visitors' book was also torched, police said Tuesday. No inscriptions were found. "Two or three broken headstones, that unfortunately happens sometimes. But 42 -- that's never occurred. Everybody is shocked," said a spokesman for Britain's Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Christopher Farrell. The military cemetery, which contains...
  • Webelos scout honors U.S. Navy veteran

    07/18/2005 12:35:21 PM PDT · by MarMema · 33 replies · 781+ views
    The Northwest Navigator ^ | July 8, 2005 | JO2 Travis Lee Clark
    On a rolling hill in the middle of a veteran’s cemetery, one young Boy Scout’s resolve helped honor a shipmate forgotten for half a century. A year and a half ago, during a veteran’s day ceremony in Seattle’s Evergreen-Washelli Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, then eight and a half year old Boy Scout, Kevin Menzia, turned away from the services and gazed over the rows of neatly placed gravestones. Among the thousands of marble headstones in the Navy veteran’s section of the cemetery, Kevin noticed something odd. One of the stones was missing. “We go up and clean off the graves when...
  • Jewish cemetery hit by 117th attack in 15 years

    06/16/2005 8:12:00 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 7 replies · 483+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 16, 2005 | Colin Blackstock
    Police are investigating a racist attack on a Jewish cemetery in which 87 graves were desecrated. It is the 117th attack on the West Ham Jewish cemetery in east London in 15 years. Some of the graves had stood for 150 years but were pushed over or broken over the last 10 days. Others were daubed with graffiti, or sprayed with swastikas. The doors to a mausoleum building in the centre of the cemetery had been forced open and more swastikas sprayed on the outside. The damage was discovered by the caretaker of the cemetery in Buckingham Road, east London....
  • Massachusetts Cemetery Bars Flowers on Soldiers' Graves for Memorial Day

    05/25/2005 1:59:25 PM PDT · by pabianice · 73 replies · 2,292+ views
    WHDH-TV | 5/25/05
    A 9-year-old boy's plan to honor fallen soldiers and sailors at his town's cemetary has been blown-up by the trustees of Edgell Cemetary, in Framingham, MA. The boy started collecting money with which to buy the flowers several months ago and now has several flats of flowers he planned to put on veterans' graves. "There's one grave there that's 300 years old," he said. "Who's going to visit that one?" Unmoved, the head of the cemetary trustees appeared in the report, snarling, "This cemetary is private property! We have our rules and we do not allow people to put anything...
  • Man found dead in cemetery

    04/13/2005 10:34:36 AM PDT · by hoosierboy · 89 replies · 2,395+ views
    MICHIGAN CITY NEWS DISPATCH ^ | 04/13/05 | Georgette Senter
    Police say the 40-year-old electrician was shot. Officers are asking for the public's help. Michigan City police early Tuesday morning responded to a call from a concerned citizen who found a person lying in a grassy area near the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery. Sgt. Larry Litchford said the call came about 6:40 a.m. He said officers responding to the call found the body of Philip Lanier, 40, 811 York St., in an area near the front entrance of the cem etery on Tilden Avenue. Litchford said Lanier suffered a gunshot wound "to his body inflicted by an unknown suspect sometime...
  • Graveside Flags Taken Down At Riverside Cemetary

    03/25/2005 4:08:55 PM PST · by bluerose · 8 replies · 912+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 3/24/05
    Veterans who volunteer at Riverside National Cemetery have written a letter to President Bush and other politicians decrying a policy that requires maintenance workers to pull up and burn flags planted by graves. For the past four months, flags have been removed by maintenance workers who burn them under order of the cemetery's new director, the veterans said. "This is a veterans cemetery," said Bob Markham, 73, of Redlands, a volunteer who spent 22 years in the Air Force. "If you can't put a flag on a veteran's grave here, where can you? These young kids were killed defending our...
  • Confederate group, blacks to clean up cemetery

    01/28/2005 8:12:11 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 787+ views ^ | Jan. 26, 2005 | ap
    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Descendants of slaves will work along with men of Confederate ancestry to clean up an overgrown cemetery where the oldest graves belong to free blacks buried before the Civil War. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Walt Bryson Camp 70 began visiting old family and church cemeteries in Henderson County in an effort to find Confederate veterans. They soon discovered many of the historic cemeteries were endangered by development and neglect. Some had houses built on top of them and others were plowed under in fields. Louis Dunbar, who represents blacks on the county Cemetery Advisory Committee, also...
  • Committee says flag should come down

    01/10/2005 5:21:30 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 218 replies · 3,321+ views
    news14 ^ | 10-Jan-2005 | staff
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The confederate flag flying in Elmwood Pinewood Cemetery in uptown Charlotte should be taken down – that is a recommendation from a committee looking into the flag issue. The confederate battle flag flies above a section of the cemetery dedicated to confederate soldiers. Some were concerned about the image this created for the city. Last month, the community relations committee executive council met to review information gathered on the flag. The information included public feedback and legal research. In a draft report, the committee recommended: The current flag be taken down and placed in a glass enclosed...
  • Muslim Cemetery Request Generates Local Opposition

    11/23/2004 8:23:58 AM PST · by FairfaxVA · 12 replies · 712+ views ^ | November 23, 2004 | Susan Jones
    Muslims in Fayette County, Tenn., want to build a cemetery of their own, but their rezoning request is generating local opposition -- and some anti-Muslim views. The Muslim Society of Memphis asked the Fayette County Planning Commission to approve the rezoning necessary for construction of the Islamic cemetery. The commission approved the rezoning, but the proposal was later rejected by the Fayette County Development Committee. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Tennessee Muslims believe the decision to reject the rezoning request was influenced by area residents who packed into a public hearing to oppose the plan. CAIR said some...
  • Najaf Fighting Resumes Amid Peace Mission

    08/17/2004 8:11:13 AM PDT · by TexKat · 26 replies · 1,073+ views
    AP ^ | 8/17/04 | JAMIE TARABAY
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. warplane bombed Najaf's vast cemetery as fighting with Shiite militants intensified Tuesday. An Iraqi delegation brought a peace proposal aimed at ending the standoff in the holy city, which has marred a Baghdad conference meant to be a landmark step toward democracy. At least one plane dropped bombs in the cemetery, where followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been battling U.S. troops since Aug. 5. Explosions and gunfire shook the streets throughout the day and U.S. troops entered the flashpoint Old City neighborhood, where al-Sadr's Mahdi Army was based. The clashes Tuesday killed...
  • Cemetery Offering Organic Burial Option

    06/23/2004 6:23:06 PM PDT · by Angry Republican · 32 replies · 1,968+ views
    Earthlink ^ | June 23, 2004 | Associated Press
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. - In what may be the ultimate expression of back to nature, three entrepreneurs are creating what they say is California's first organic cemetery, hoping their ban on floral arrangements and formaldehyde will serve as a national model. Embalming fluid, metal caskets and marble headstones won't be permitted at Fernwood Forever. Instead, the dead will be placed in biodegradable boxes or shrouds and interred in nondescript graves that mourners can dig themselves. To ensure visitors pay their respects at the right spot, the cemetery will provide global positioning system devices and native boulders as markers. The partners...
  • No room for the band of brothers

    05/31/2004 1:34:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 181+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/31/04 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>When Vietnam veteran Chuck Gannon signed up with the U.S. Marines, he considered himself among a band of brothers. And when he returned from his tour of duty, he retained his bonds with that brotherhood and joined American Legion Post 108 in Cheverly.</p>
  • Florida's southern traditions show in cemeteries

    05/06/2004 7:33:58 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 734+ views
    DB Journal ^ | 01 May 2004 | RONALD WILLAMSON
    Breezy gusts out of the north flutter banners of red, white and blue near a quiet gathering in Oakdale Cemetery. Long wisps of gray moss swing in the wind. The sudden sharp boom of a small cannon shatters the stillness as a man's cracked voice raises an old battle cry. The piercing howl once struck fear into the hearts of brave soldiers in blue, and inspired those in gray.Echoes of the rebel yell die away like a kind of benediction to Confederate soldiers buried in Oakdale.The annual ceremony marking Confederate Memorial Day is a patriotic event held at a large...
  • Australia Probe 'Looting' Of Boer War Graves (South Africa)

    03/07/2004 8:00:17 AM PST · by blam · 234+ views
    IOL ^ | 3-6-2004
    Australia probe 'looting' of Boer War graves March 07 2004 at 02:33PM Canberra, Australia - Australia will investigate claims that century-old graves of soldiers who died during the Boer War in South Africa have been looted, the government said Sunday. Veterans' Affairs Minister Dana Vale ordered the probe after receiving reports that valuable stones, plaques and crosses had been taken from the graves. Vale didn't say where the reports originated. More than 600 Australians died fighting alongside British and other Commonwealth forces in the 1899-1902 conflict against the Boers in what is present day South Africa. Vale said the protection...
  • Jewish cemetery at Auschwitz vandalized

    12/10/2003 12:12:19 PM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 224+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 December 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Dec. 10, 2003 Jewish cemetery at Auschwitz vandalized By JPOST.COM STAFF Vandals wrecked sixteen tombstones at the Jewish cemetery at Auschwitz, the local Jewish cultural center said on Wednesday. Days before, someone painted two large swastikas on the cemetery's wall, which municipal police quickly removed, the center told Reuters news agency. "It's difficult to say who did it. This cemetery is frequented usually once or twice a day. We noticed the desecration on Wednesday," said Artur Szyndler of the Jewish Centre in Oswiecim, known as Auschwitz in German. The cemetery was established more than two centuries ago by the then-vibrant...
  • Tombs of WWI British soldiers vandalised in France (Again)

    12/02/2003 10:39:16 AM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 271+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue, Dec 02, 2003
    The graves of 10 British soldiers killed during World War I were vandalised last weekend in a military cemetery near this northern French town, police said. Their tombstones were broken or pulled out of the ground and some were stolen, police said. The site, the Hibers Trench cemetery, is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and holds the remains of 133 British and three Canadians soldiers, most of them killed during a German offensive in the area in April 1917. Police said they had taken shoe prints from near the desecrated graves and were looking for the perpertrators.
  • VA opening more cemeteries

    11/12/2003 2:17:22 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 12, 2003 | AP
    <p>HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vietnam veteran John Brame plans to be buried in a veterans cemetery reminiscent of Arlington, yet situated in his hometown in western Kentucky.</p> <p>"If you're from here or retired here, more than likely your kids will be here, too, and they don't want to see Daddy buried in Virginia," said Mr. Brame, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Hopkinsville.</p>
  • One-of-a-Kind Real Estate Deal for Eternal Rest in Manhattan

    11/09/2003 5:45:20 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 131+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/7/2003 | Michael Luo
    November 7, 2003 One-of-a-Kind Real Estate Deal for Eternal Rest in Manhattan By MICHAEL LUO It is barely a studio, really — just 8 by 10 feet, with a low ceiling and a terrible view. But as they say, in Manhattan it's all about location, location, location. So the underground chamber, fashioned out of marble and livable for eternity, could very well fetch more than $100,000 if a deal for its transfer is finally closed in the next few months. It is a burial vault in a historic cemetery in the East Village, and a truly rare prize in New...
  • Saint John Civil War soldiers to be honoured

    10/20/2003 6:00:19 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 1 replies · 194+ views
    CanadaEast ^ | October 20, 2003 | MIKE MULLEN
    Most people know the storied American Civil War as a conflict that pitted brother against brother and the Yankee North against the Confederate South. But too few people, says Civil War re-enactor Terry Middleton of Quispamsis, realize that it also pitted Canadians against Canadians."It wasn't just an American war," he says. "There were whole German units, Italians, you name it . . . We had thousands from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia who went down and fought, and they didn't always choose to fight on the same side."That fact of history will be underscored at 2 p.m. next Saturday, Oct....
  • Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Germany

    10/12/2003 5:55:45 PM PDT · by TopQuark · 15 replies · 232+ views
    AP | Oct 12, 2003
    Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Germany FRANKFURT, Germany - Vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery and a memorial to concentration camp victims in two separate incidents over the weekend, officials said Sunday. Forty-two headstones in a Jewish cemetery near Gundesberg in central Germany were sprayed with graffiti including "Heil Hitler," "Sieg Heil" or simply "Hass," the German word for hate, police in nearby Kassel said. Separately, a memorial to the victims of a World War II-era concentration camp near the northeastern city of Ravensbrueck was sprayed with anti-Semitic graffiti, a state official said. Guenter Morsch, who heads the federation for memorials in...
  • Descendants honor Confederate soldiers

    10/06/2003 1:54:04 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 391+ views
    indystar ^ | October 5, 2003 | Bill McCleery
    <p>As more than 100,000 blacks gathered in Indianapolis to celebrate their heritage, about 20 descendants of Confederate soldiers huddled at Crown Hill Cemetery to remember theirs.</p> <p>The Sons of Confederate Veterans on Saturday honored 1,616 Southern soldiers buried in a mass grave. The men died while prisoners of war at Camp Morton on the Near Northside during the Civil War.</p>
  • Reburial of slave-era remains brings on calls for reparations

    10/04/2003 8:30:29 AM PDT · by schaketo · 20 replies · 237+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune, UT ^ | October 4, 2003 | Michael Luo - NY Times
    NEW YORK -- There were speeches, music and celebration on Friday as coffins bearing the remains of free and enslaved African-Americans unearthed 12 years ago were carried up Broadway in Lower Manhattan to be laid to rest for a second time. But like the syncopated rhythm of African percussion that filled the air, there was also the drumbeat of a word, one freighted with centuries of anger and controversy. Reparations. It was mentioned in the opening prayer. It was repeated during the ceremony. And it was chanted by the black crowd as the coffins were placed one by one into...
  • Colonial African-Americans' Remains Set For Reburial

    10/04/2003 4:13:24 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 10 replies · 230+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10-4-03 | Tatsha Robertson
    <p>NEW YORK -- Anthropologists and archeologists determined that one grave contained a young woman who had twisted, snapped wrists and a bullet lodged in her ribs. In another was a man laid to rest with coins on his eyes, an African custom. A third gravesite at the Colonial-era burial ground for slaves and freed blacks in lower Manhattan belonged to a woman holding a child in her arms. The remains of 419 African-Americans who three centuries ago worked and lived in the area will be reburied today in the same spot near Wall Street where they were accidentally unearthed 12 years ago by federal workers constructing an office building. A thousand people gathered in Wall Street yesterday and followed five horse-drawn carriages that carried dozens of coffins to the burial site at 290 Broadway.</p>
  • UK's Oldest Cemetery Identified

    09/26/2003 5:21:12 PM PDT · by foolscap · 48 replies · 279+ views ^ | Maeve Kennedy
    Maeve Kennedy Wednesday September 24, 2003 The Guardian A narrow cave in a gorge in Somerset has been identified as the oldest cemetery in Britain, used by generations of people from one area in the Mendips just after the last ice age, 10,000 years ago. Scientific tests, released yesterday, showed it had been sealed and abandoned more than 6,000 years before the first stone of the pyramids of Egypt was laid. The site, Aveline's Hole, is unique in Britain and earlier than anything similar on mainland Europe. According to legend it was found in 1797 by two boys so determined...
  • News From France

    08/03/2003 11:39:32 PM PDT · by DCBurgess58 · 13 replies · 301+ views
    Agency France Presse | July 28th to August 1st 2003 | Jean Claude Frogge
    UK, NZ, Canada war graves desecrated LILLE, France, July 28 (AFP) - Vandals have smashed and overturned around 40 gravestones in the Saint Aubert Commonwealth cemetery in northern France, town officials said on Monday. The World War I cemetery houses the graves of British, Canadian and New Zealand troops who fought in France during the Great War. A chest containing the visitors' register was also stolen, the deputy mayor of Saint Aubert said, adding that the desecration was reported early Monday by a farmer working in a nearby field. Police have opened an investigation, lifting fingerprints at the scene. The...
  • A Grave French Apology

    07/29/2003 9:01:55 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 172+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 30, 2003 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    France apologised yesterday for the desecration of 40 First World War graves of British, Canadian and New Zealand soldiers at a Commonwealth war cemetery. The gravestones, in the Saint-Aubert cemetery, near Cambrai in northern France, were knocked over or broken earlier this week. Shoe prints were found on the tombstones. Insult to the dead: French policeexamine the broken headstones "This desecration is an insult to the memory of all the soldiers of the Commonwealth who died for the freedom of our country," said Maire Masdupuy, a Foreign Ministry spokesman. "It is vital that a full inquiry be carried out rapidly."...