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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
    chron.com ^ | 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
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Marines Restore Historic Cemetery (A couple of hours of hard work transforms resting place)

    08/08/2007 5:40:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 527+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Christopher Zahn
    CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2007 — There is an unofficial rule for Marines that says to always leave a place in better condition than when they found it. With that goal in mind, Marines from Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, gathered in formation in the early morning hours of one of their last days in Iraq. Their task wasn’t any normal working party or police call, but one that brought them to hallowed ground. Their mission was to clean and restore the British Royal Air Force Cemetery at Camp Habbaniyah. “Once...
  • A Nation of Sleepwalkers -- Even Southerners Forget Their History

    07/06/2007 6:44:17 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 239 replies · 3,122+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 7/6/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many Americans from the north like to scoff that our southern brethren are still fighting the Civil War, treating them as if they are unaware that the war was over nearly 150 years ago. It has been so often repeated that southerners are still "Confederate" that the stereotype of the southerner looking to the past instead of the future is secure in northerner's minds. Would that it were true that all southerners are so fond of their history because it appears that even one of the most famous Confederate cemeteries in the Confederacy's very own capitol is being forgotten, uncared...
  • There is a sad majesty to the sounding of 'Taps'

    06/11/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 8 replies · 399+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | June 10, 2007 | John Clayton
    There is a sad majesty to the sounding of "Taps." Each evening, those 24 haunting notes now echo throughout the grounds of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, and the mournful tune rings out because of Noel Taylor. The 61-year-old Goffstown resident is orchestrating a program of his own creation called "100 Nights of Remembrance," and to do so, he has summoned the assistance of his fellow buglers and trumpet players from all over the state.
  • Bodies To Be Stacked Double In Old Graveyards (UK)

    06/05/2007 7:24:27 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-6-2007 | Jonathan Petre
    Bodies to be stacked double in old graves By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 2:33am BST 06/06/2007 Graves are to be reopened to allow bodies to be stacked one on top of another in a controversial move announced by the Government yesterday. A consultation last year found that most people would accept 'double-decker' graves Bodies buried for as little as 75 years could be dug up and re-buried in deeper ground to allow another coffin to be interred above. The name of the newly-buried person could even be added to the headstone. This follows Government research which found that...
  • Flags Burned, Replaced With Swastikas [US Veterans' Graves Vandalized]

    05/28/2007 5:06:49 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 90 replies · 3,654+ views
    (05-28) 15:58 PDT ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday. Forty-six flags were burned completely and another 33 were found in charred tatters Sunday in the cemetery, authorities said. Swastikas drawn on paper appeared where 14 of the flags had been. Members of the American Legion on this island off Washington's northwest coast replaced the burned flags with new ones Sunday afternoon. The vandals repeated the stunt on Memorial Day after a guard left at dawn, the...
  • New Book Captures Solemnity, Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery

    05/21/2007 5:10:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 253+ views
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va., May 21, 2007 – A black and white photograph with Arlington National Cemetery as the somber yet sublime backdrop captures a lone mourner kneeling before a headstone among seemingly endless rows of pale grave markers. Stones, flowers and other symbols of remembrance grace the grave of Army Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon, who died in May 2005 during a combat operation abroad. Photo by David Burnett, used by permission  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. This poignant image and others are spread across the pages of “Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery,” a new book that...
  • Dedication of New Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center Set for June 6, 2007

    02/05/2007 2:37:50 AM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 2,168+ views
    Dedication of New Normandy American Cemetery Visitor Center Set for June 6, 2007 Sixty-three years after Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to turn the tide of World War II in Europe, a new visitor center at the Normandy American Cemetery in France will open in June 2007 to tell the story of the 9,387 Americans buried there and put the D-Day landings and follow-on battle in Europe in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements of all time. The $30 million visitor center will be dedicated and opened to the public on June 6, 2007 during...
  • Merchant seamen forgotten in death: Mariners' cemetery buried in debris, used as parking lot

    12/23/2006 5:04:17 PM PST · by indcons · 12 replies · 696+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 25, 2006 | Carl Nolte
    In a little valley ringed by trees on the edge of the Presidio of San Francisco is a lost cemetery containing the graves of hundreds of merchant seamen, buried years ago and forgotten. The graves are unmarked and the names of many buried there are unknown. The cemetery itself, located just beyond the closed Public Health Service Hospital near 15th Avenue and Lake Street, is invisible. The graves, which once had neat wooden headstones enclosed by a fence, were buried under 16 feet of debris from excavations of a missile site in the 1950s. A parking lot was built at...
  • Witches In South Florida

    11/17/2006 6:12:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies · 428+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 17 NOVEMBER 2006 | CBS 4 MIAMI
    CBS4) MIAMI -- Is there such a thing as a real witch? Witchcraft is actually a religion called Wicca and just how many believers are present in South Florida may surprise many. CBS4's Laurie Stein took an in-depth look into the world of witches and found that many search area cemeteries in search of ghosts. On one particularly cloudy and dark night, Stein followed some of these witches to a cemetery one evening and what she found may be shocking yet intriguing to some. "There was one mausoleum area that was all lit up at one point, I came with...
  • Skulls Of Various Races Discovered At Ancient Cemetery Near Semnan (Iran)

    11/07/2006 3:17:43 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,034+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 11-7-2006
    Skulls of various races discovered at ancient cemetery near Semnan TEHRAN, Nov. 7 (MNA) -- A team of Iranian archaeologists working at the Gandab ancient cemetery near the city of Semnan have unearthed skulls of various shapes during the third phase of excavations, which is currently underway at the site. The team discovered dolichocephalic (long skulls), mesocephalic (medium skulls), and brachycephalic (short-headed or broad skulls). “Humans are classified based on the shapes of their skulls, which determine the race of the ethnic groups living in a certain region. We discovered humans with long skulls, medium skulls, and short-headed (skulls), which...
  • Longtime-Missing WWI Soldier Buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Atten-HUT! PRESENT ARMS!)

    09/26/2006 8:29:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1,670+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2006 -- Eighty-eight years after being killed in action along the not-so-quiet Western Front of World War I, Army Pvt. Francis Lupo of Cincinnati was buried today with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry carry the casket of formerly missing U.S. Army Pvt. Francis Lupo in Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 26. Lupo was killed in World War I in 1918 in France. Photo by William D. Moss  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Lupo is the first U.S. servicemember classified as missing in action from World War I to...
  • WWI soldier buried at Arlington Cemetery (remains found 2003 near Soissons,2nd Battle of the Marne)

    09/26/2006 5:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 96 replies · 2,230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    ARLINGTON, Va. - The only testament to Francis Lupo's death in a World War I battle has long been his name, etched on a French chapel wall with those of hundreds of other missing soldiers. On Tuesday, 88 years after he was killed, the recently discovered remains of the U.S. Army private were buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. And by year's end, his name will be carved anew, this time on a white headstone like those marking the graves of his fellow soldiers. Lupo is the first World War I soldier whose remains — a few fragments...
  • The Cemetery Where All Face Mecca (UK)

    09/23/2006 5:18:32 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 921+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2006 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones/Tom Harper
    The cemetery where all face Mecca By Jonathan Wynne-Jones and Tom Harper (Filed: 24/09/2006) The graves in a new cemetery are to be aligned with Mecca – for Muslims and non-Muslims alike – in a move that has upset many Christians. Burial plots have, by tradition, pointed east, in line with Christian beliefs. But a council in the East Midlands has taken the controversial decision to position thousands of headstones in a new £4 million cemetery facing in a north-easterly direction. High Wood cemetery in Bulwell Muslims bury their dead facing north-east because they believe that they look over their...
  • Cemetery's Flags Found in Squirrel Nest

    09/07/2006 9:34:36 PM PDT · by steve-b · 38 replies · 959+ views
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Groundskeepers at Forest Hill Cemetery thought it was kids who were stealing dozens of American flags. That is, until one found a giant squirrel's nest....
  • Taps Throughout America 2007

    08/07/2006 8:01:44 AM PDT · by sailordoc · 7 replies · 2,356+ views
    For anyone who may be interested, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Bugles Across America will be conducting Taps Throughout America on Armed Forces Day in May, 2007. One of the main reasons for the event is to alert people to the critical shortage of Buglers needed for funerals with Military Honors. The project will attempt to have buglers play Taps at all National Cemeteries, State Veterans Cemeteries and VA medical facilities in areas distant from a National Cemetery. BAA needs Project Directors who will work with the VA's contact person to coordinate individual events. Visit the BAA website at...
  • 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...
  • She pays tribute by tidying graves

    06/23/2006 3:32:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 19, 2006 | SETH HARKNESS
    She pays tribute by tidying graves By SETH HARKNESS, Portland Press Herald Writer BUXTON — Since retiring from her job as a nurse at Maine Medical Center five years ago, Isla Estabrook has spent most of her spare time in cemeteries. For years, Estabrook had noticed, in passing, the tilted, weathered headstones sinking into the ground in the far corners of country graveyards. For more recent graves, there is usually someone to plant flowers and keep things tidy. It is the older sections of the cemetery where there are often no living relatives to tend to the burial plots. Few...
  • Two arrested for damaging Revolutionary War vet's gravesite

    06/15/2006 4:55:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies · 1,103+ views
    WXXI Rochester ^ | June 10, 2006 | Bud Lowell
    Two arrested for damaging Revolutionary War vet's gravesite Posted on Saturday, June 10 @ 00:00:00 CDT CLARENDON, N.Y. It's a problem not uncommon in many rural upstate communities -- vandals who target headstones in historic cemeteries. In one western New York town, two teenagers now face charges for allegedly damaging several gravesites -- including that of a Revolutionary War veteran. The Orleans County Sheriff's Department says 18-year-old Daniel Callaghan and 19-year-old Jonathan Schneider are both charged with felony criminal mischief and desecration for the vandalism in the Cook Cemetery in the town of Clarendon. Nearly all the gravestones at the...
  • Club works to transform veterans' cemetery

    06/01/2006 5:26:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 230+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — This is no ordinary green thumb project. The Sierra Vista Garden Club has an ambitious goal of transforming the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Cemetery with drought-tolerant plants and trees — not only to improve the look, but honor veterans. The club wants to keep the state-run 147-acre burial ground as a place of dignity and honor, said Terri Nuti, the cemetery administrator. “Everybody is very enthusiastic about this,” said Janet Brady, club president. “This has sort of become my baby.” Nuti said the cemetery is so grateful to the garden club, because it frees up the small staff...
  • Devoted volunteer tends to graves

    05/29/2006 8:44:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 291+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Manny Loya has a bond with Tucson's war dead. In the hot sun, he gazes at their headstones, imagining how they lived, whom they loved and how they died. "At first, I used to dream about them," said Loya, a volunteer grave tender at Holy Hope Cemetery, the final resting place of thousands of departed military personnel. For the past week or so, the retired city sanitation worker has performed his annual labor of love, sprucing up the cemetery for the national holiday honoring fallen troops. It's a time of year that leaves him feeling sentimental. "Look at all these...
  • Archaeologists puzzle over object buried in Civil War cemetery

    01/29/2006 11:01:42 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 90 replies · 3,517+ views
    University of Georgia archaeologists have been puzzling over finding an apparent manmade object buried in a historic Civil War cemetery. Ground-penetrating radar on parts of Myrtle Hill Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, found a reflection that did not look like a grave during a scan of two Civil War grave sites earlier this month. "There definitely is something manmade there, something big and metal," said Sheldon Skaggs, a member of the archaeologist team. "Now we have to determine what it is." Rumors have existed since the 1960s over what happened to two large cannons after the...
  • Veterans Nationwide Gravesite Locator On-line

    01/04/2006 11:32:53 AM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 737+ views
    Guidry News Service ^ | January 3, 2006
    Department of Veterans Affairs News Release The burial locations of more than 5 million veterans for whom the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided grave markers are now available on the Internet, as well as the information inscribed on the markers. Online since April 2004, the nationwide gravesite locator ( http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov ) helps veterans' families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the graves of veterans. VA recently added 1.9 million records for veterans buried primarily in private cemeteries to its database. The gravesite locator previously carried records on 3 million veterans buried in VA national cemeteries since the Civil War,...
  • Town May Offer Do-It-Yourself Funeral Site

    12/29/2005 12:12:53 AM PST · by kingattax · 5 replies · 254+ views
    A family in St. George, Vt., wants to turn 50 acres of undeveloped land into a natural burial ground for do-it-yourself funerals. One of the people proposing the plan, Lisa Carlson, said families could actually dig a grave or pick a spot to leave cremated remains -- no caskets, no concrete vaults and no embalming. "The idea of a garden park and nature reserve just makes so much sense," she said. The town select board has the final say on what happens to the land. No decision has been made yet, but the board's chair said the land might be...
  • Jehoash Tablet Said Found Near Muslim Cemetery

    11/14/2005 1:40:50 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 837+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | 11-14-2005 | Nadav Shragai
    Jehoash tablet said found near Muslim cemetery By Nadav Shragai The inscription attributed to King Jehoash whose discovery was announced earlier this week was reportedly found near Jerusalem's Muslim cemetery, outside the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, not far from Golden Gate, according to information obtained by Ha'aretz. Jehoash ruled in Jerusalem at the end of the ninth century B.C.E. The inscription has been authenticated by the National Infrastructure Ministry's Geological Survey of Israel. Three different people and institutions involved in examining the stone told Ha'aretz that representatives of the collector who owns the stone told them it was...
  • Polynesian Cemetery Unlocks Ancient Burial Secrets (Lapita)

    10/31/2005 4:06:20 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 429+ views
    ABC Science Online ^ | 10-31-2005 | Anna Salleh
    Last Update: Monday, October 31, 2005. 6:03pm (AEDT) Polynesian cemetery unlocks ancient burial secrets By Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online The first people to settle Polynesia went to surprising lengths to honour their dead, archaeologists show. Remains from the oldest cemetery in the Pacific suggest the Lapita people buried their dead in many different ways, some in "weird yoga positions", and removed their skulls for ceremonial purposes. Dr Stuart Bedford and Professor Matthew Spriggs of the Australian National University reported their finds on the Lapita culture in Vanuatu at a recent seminar in Canberra. "We found for the first time...
  • Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Un Earthed In Sahara

    10/23/2005 4:56:10 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,051+ views
    National Geographic ^ | Brian Hanwerk
    Stone Age Cemetery, Artifacts Unearthed in Sahara Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News October 21, 2005Archaeologists have excavated a trove of Stone Age human skeletons and artifacts on the shores of an ancient lake in the Sahara. The seven nearby sites include an extensive cemetery and represent one of the largest and best preserved concentrations of ancient skeletons and artifacts ever found in the region, researchers say. Harpoons, fishhooks, pottery, jewelry, stone tools, and other artifacts pepper the ancient lakeside settlement. The objects were left by early communities that once thrived on the former lake's abundant fish and shellfish. "They...
  • THE LARGEST MASS GRAVE IN AMERICA?

    10/08/2005 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Blogger · 42 replies · 4,320+ views
    Friday, October 7, 2005 THE LARGEST MASS GRAVE IN AMERICA? By Rich Buhler Special to ASSIST News Service LOS ANGELES (ANS) -- Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the sealing of what many regard to be the largest mass grave on American soil. (Pictured: Rich Buhler). There isn’t anything that points you to the site in the Odd Fellows cemetery in East Los Angeles. You have to search for it, but it’s there on the east side of the grounds marked only by a flat gravestone that says “IN MEMORY OF THE 16,500 PRECIOUS UNBORN BURIED HERE. OCT 6, 1985.”...
  • Ancient Warriors Surrender In Kharand Cemetery

    10/05/2005 1:17:13 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 576+ views
    CHN ^ | 10-5-2005
    Ancient Warriors Surrender in Kharand CemeterySpotting 5 similar tombs, containing ancient warriors, puts Kharand archaeologists face to face with a new mystery. Tehran, 5 October 2005 (CHN) – Spotting 5 similar tombs containing ancient warriors put forth a new puzzle. Speculations imply probable simultaneous death or killing of the men who have been buried with their spearheads and daggers in a ritual. The ancient cemetery of Kharand is the burial place of the people who were living in the Semnan Plain 3000 years ago. Archaeological evidence shows its residents were nomads who repeatedly migrated between the Caspian Sea coast and...
  • Plan to Show Confederate Flag Draws Heat (Camp Butler, IL)

    10/03/2005 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 16 replies · 708+ views
    AP via Yahoo. ^ | October 3, 2005
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An organizer of a planned memorial to honor Confederate soldiers who died at an Illinois prison camp says the rebel flag will be displayed at the memorial's dedication, despite opposition. "We consider this an honorable flag. This is a soldier's flag," said Ron Casteel, national chief of staff for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the memorial's planners. "There will be no substitute." Camp Butler, just east of Springfield, was a training facility for Union troops during the Civil War and a prison camp for more than 3,500 captured Confederates. More than 800 of the prisoners...
  • Durbin: Ban rebel flag at cemetery [Insanity]

    09/10/2005 3:52:21 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 52 replies · 976+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | 9-10-2005 | By Kurt Erickson
    SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' senior U.S. senator and a civil rights group are raising a red flag over plans to erect a monument to fallen Confederate soldiers near the state's capital city.In a letter being drafted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is expected to request that the Confederate flag be banned from a dedication ceremony for the gray granite obelisk at Camp Butler National Cemetery. The letter is being sent on behalf of the Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which began questioning the monument earlier this summer.Although Springfield...