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  • Boy Scout upgrades Bisbee cemetery as Eagle project

    04/17/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 605+ views
    BISBEE — Seventeen-year-old Andrew “Andy” Laborin has nearly achieved a project of upgrading Memory Gardens Cemetery on Highway 92. At 10 a.m. Saturday, community members will dedicate the refurbished memorial area. “I found a lot of veterans in there,” the Bisbee High School senior said, describing his Eagle Scout project with Troop 1. The pinnacle of his good turn was the installation of a 30-foot-tall illuminated flagpole at the cemetery. To do that, Laborin rallied community support. Jim’s Electric, located on Naco Highway across from Bisbee’s Safeway, donated half of the cost of the $1,400 flagpole and provided all the...
  • 1 million people live in ancient Islamic cemetery

    12/11/2008 2:28:35 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 20 replies · 1,572+ views
    ANSA ^ | 2008-12-09 | Cristiana Missori
    Clean air, green surroundings, silence, calm and wide streets...sounds like a residential area in a big city, right? In fact this is the City of the Dead, situated in the east of Cairo on the foot slopes of the Moqattam mountain. The City of the Dead is the oldest Muslim cemetery in all Egypt that is still operational, and today it is home to around one million people, living people. Why have such a high number of people chosen to move to a cemetery, and what kind of relationship has been established between the land of the living and that...
  • Muslim cemetery in Mumbai refuses to bury gunmen

    12/01/2008 8:35:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,119+ views ^ | 12-1-08 | AIJAZ ANSARI Associated Press
    MUMBAI, India — A Muslim graveyard has refused to bury nine gunmen who terrorized Mumbai over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks. The men are not true followers of the Islamic faith, according to the influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. "People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim," said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee. "
  • Scout works toward Eagle with project at veterans cemetery (Boy Scouting builds Character)

    10/26/2008 10:00:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 484+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Family and friends who want to honor a loved one entombed in the columbaria complex at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery no longer have to struggle to put in flower holders. Thanks to Nate Lacey and fellow Boy Scouts of Troop 447, sponsored by the Living Word Church, the ground where the offerings are left is now much easier place to display flowers. Lacey, 14, a freshman at Buena High School, did the columbaria flower rock project as part of his quest to become an Eagle Scout. On Saturday, he and 30 other Cub and Boy...
  • Scout's project carries a dual purpose. While he aims for Eagle, he also hopes to salute relatives

    10/11/2008 4:52:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 698+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A pair of combat boots, a rifle and a helmet. Together, those items are used to honor a fallen member of America’s armed forces. Between the boots, an inverted M-16 is placed and on the butt of the rifle sits a helmet, thus creating a Fallen Soldier Memorial, which is also known as the Soldier’s Fallen Cross Memorial and Battlefield Cross. Jacob Hall’s goal is to have a 150-pound, nearly 5-foot-tall bronze replica of the monument placed near the Committal Shelter of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery by Veterans Day. But he still needs nearly $4,000...
  • Land for remains blessed, broken (Cav Troopers)

    10/02/2008 5:00:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 370+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The first step in the reburial 70 soldiers of the late 1800s took place Wednesday at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery during a ceremony attended by Arizona’s governor and the senior commander on Fort Huachuca. The exhumed remains of the soldiers will be brought to Sierra Vista next year from a long-abandoned cemetery in Tucson. Their final resting place will be among more modern veterans. “We’re very honored that we can be the final resting place for them,” Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson said, noting the reburial occurs May 16. Larry McKim, president of the cemetery foundation,...
  • Veterans events ahead in Sierra Vista

    06/08/2008 1:12:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 387+ views
    A number of veteran events are coming up in the Sierra Vista area. “The one-year clock is ticking and the name of the game is fundraising,” said Joe Larson, administrator of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He was speaking about next May’s reburial of remains of soldiers from the late 1800s from a Tucson cemetery to the Sierra Vista site. Larson spoke at the monthly meeting of the Grater Sierra Vista Area United Veterans Council meeting on Saturday. The Historic Soldiers Relocation Project will involve the reburial of 70 sets of remains, of which 53 are known, in an...
  • Dead Voters Still Showing Up on Election Records, Puzzling Officials

    06/06/2008 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 556+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/4/08 | Eric Shawn
    Jane Drury voted last year in an election in Stonington, Conn. The only problem is, she died eight years ago. Her daughter Jane Gumpel thought someone must have goofed. “I was surprised because this is not possible,” she said. But it did happen. The town clerk’s record clearly shows Drury’s vote, marked by a horizontal line poll workers put next to her name. And it turns out, Drury isn’t the only voter to apparently cast a ballot from the grave. [snip] 8,558 deceased people who were still registered on Connecticut’s voter rolls. They discovered more than 300 of them appeared...
  • Old cemetery poses grave dilemma for buyers of Vt. farm

    05/05/2008 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 103 replies · 204+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 4,2008 | LISA RATHKE
    Visitors stand in the Aldrich Cemetery in Hartland, Vt., Monday, April 21, 2008. A land buyer's proposal to move three graves from the old family cemetery has caused outcry from historians, veterans and neighbors. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) HARTLAND, Vt. - The 130-acre property was exactly what Michel Guite and his family wanted: an old Vermont farm with mountain views, rolling hills and meadows. There was, however, one wrinkle: The property included a small family cemetery — with the grave of a War of 1812 veteran — surrounded by a fence on a scenic knoll. His proposal to move the graveyard...
  • Old cemetery poses grave dilemma for buyers of Vt. farm

    05/04/2008 10:13:39 AM PDT · by rarestia · 62 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, May 4, 2008 | LISA RATHKE
    HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- The 130-acre property was exactly what Michel Guite and his family wanted: an old Vermont farm with mountain views, rolling hills and meadows. There was, however, one wrinkle: The property included a small family cemetery _ with the grave of a War of 1812 veteran _ surrounded by a fence on a scenic knoll. His proposal to move the graveyard so he can build a house and barn has set off protests. The town has passed a resolution aimed at blocking the move, a descendant of one occupant of the graveyard is trying to fight him...
  • Arlington Cemetery Makes Historic Exception for World War I Veteran

    04/09/2008 7:35:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 580+ views
    Frank Buckles apparently doesn't intend to take the offer any time soon. At 107, he still does 50 sit ups a day and lifts weights three times a week. (MILWAUKIE, Ore.) - Ken Buckles, Executive Director of Oregon's Remembering America's Heroes, has won a long-fought battle – a battle centered around World War One. For twelve years, Buckles has been recognizing and honoring American Vets through his program at Milwaukie High School where he is also a teacher. But this time it was personal. Ken Buckles is related to Frank Buckles, America's last living WWI Veteran.
  • Last Colorado Air Guard MIA Laid to Rest in Arlington Cemetery

    04/04/2008 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 206+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2008 – The remains of Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Perry H. Jefferson, who vanished during an observation flight 39 years ago over the jungles of South Vietnam, were at last laid to rest yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard carry the remains of Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Perry Jefferson into the Old Chapel on Fort Myer, Va., April 3, 2008, 39 years after Jefferson went missing in action in Vietnam. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Three days...
  • Vladimir Putin's last resting place - with Stalin

    03/22/2008 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 440+ views ^ | 03/22/08 | Adrian Blomfield
    Vladimir Putin is to fulfil an unrealised dream of Joseph Stalin's by creating a grandiose state cemetery. In a corner of northern Moscow bulldozers began churning the earth his week in a section of wasteland where Mr Putin and Stalin, the dictator he is said to revere, could one day be laid side by side. The Federal Military Memorial Cemetery, its designers boast, will be Russia's answer to America's Arlington. Arguably the most ambitious architectural project undertaken since the fall of the Soviet Union, it remains to be seen whether the cemetery, due to be completed by 2010, will become...
  • Ancient cemetery unearthed in Syria

    01/26/2008 4:43:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | unattributed
    Archaeologists in northeast Syria have unearthed a 3rd century cemetery in the shape of a cross, the country's official news agency reported Wednesday. Ten skeletons, along with pottery and coins, were found at the site in Hassaka, 441 miles northeast of the capital Damascus, SANA reported. Some of the artifacts contained inscriptions in the ancient Aramaic language, it said. Wednesday's find came a day after SANA reported that archaeologists had found a Roman-era cemetery in Latakia, northwest of Damascus. That cemetery was believed to date back about 1,000 years, SANA said. Also according to the report, Wednesday's find is not...
  • Buried With Honors (Shows a German WWII Soldier in a field soon to be a Veterans Cemetery)

    01/13/2008 6:04:56 AM PST · by 2banana · 9 replies · 990+ views
    LifeStyle Magazine ^ | January 2008 | Dava Guerin
    Buried With Honors Written by Dava Guerin After years of debate, a new veteran’s cemetery in Bucks County will be finally built. America’s heroes can now come home. “Caught in the action of kill or be killed, no greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for his brother.” These were the words that singer Kris Kristofferson said in his opening to the song by country music artists, Big & Rich entitled, “The Eighth of November.” It was a ballad about a Vietnam veteran, Niles Harris, whom the two singers met in a bar, and they were...
  • Cheney Remembers Veterans at Arlington Cemetery

    11/11/2007 3:10:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 240+ views
    ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2007 – Vice President Richard B. Cheney today remembered millions of veterans at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month at Arlington National Cemetery. Navy veteran Neil Koski, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Honor Guard, pulls on his gloves prior to the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2007. Koski and other members of the honor guard passed out programs prior to the ceremony. Photo by Melinda L. Larson  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “More than 20 million of our fellow citizens...
  • Cemetery project honors statehood, Army history (Ft Huachuca & Sierra Vista, AZ)

    10/25/2007 5:29:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 301+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — As Arizona prepares for its 100th anniversary as a state in 2012, a special project at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery has been recognized as one of the first Arizona Centennial Legacy Projects. Being called a cemetery within a cemetery, a nearly acre area of the state-operated facility will become the final resting place for about 70 soldiers who died between the mid-1860s to the late 1880s and were buried in what is now downtown Tucson. They and hundreds of civilian bodies are being exhumed to make way for a joint court complex for Tucson and...
  • Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site[UK]

    10/11/2007 10:58:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 93 replies · 2,817+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | Daily Mail
    A row has erupted over a plan to dig up a third of a million bodies from an historic east London cemetery to make way for a new Muslim burial site. Tower Hamlets council in London is considering reopening the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End to answer a long-running campaign for a Muslim graveyard in the area. The park, off Bow Common Lane, was deconsecrated as a Church of England cemetery by Parliament in 1966, after being deemed full with about 350,000 bodies buried there. It is not yet clear what the Council proposes to do with the...
  • U.S. military cemetery running out of space[Fort Riley-Kansas]

    09/21/2007 1:14:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Reuters ^ | 20 Sept 2007 | Reuters
    A Kansas military cemetery has run out of space after the burial of another casualty of the Iraq war, officials said on Thursday. "We are full," said Alison Kohler, spokeswoman for the Fort Riley U.S. Army post, home of the 1st Infantry Division. U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, both Kansas Republicans, on Thursday sent a letter to William Tuerk, the under secretary for memorial affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging for full funding for a new cemetery for Fort Riley. "While a new cemetery would not be completed in time to alleviate this situation immediately, it...
  • Drunk driver in graveyard smash

    08/21/2007 10:55:19 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 149+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 22 August 2007
    A GERMAN woman on her way to pay respects to a dead relative ploughed across the cemetery drunk in her car, smashing up headstones and tombs before she ground to a halt in someone's grave, police said overnight. The woman drove into the graveyard in the southern town of Mitterteich on a track running through it but veered off as she struggled to control her vehicle, local police said. "Eventually she ended up stuck in a grave and couldn't get out, so we had to pull her out," a police spokesman said. "She said she'd come to visit one of...