Skip to comments.Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive
Posted on 05/28/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT by shove_it
The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the tradition of burial at the nations foremost military cemetery for future generations, the Army, which runs Arlington, says it may have to deny it to nearly all veterans who are living today. 10
Arlington is running out of room. Already the final resting place for more than 420,000 veterans and their relatives, the cemetery has been adding about 7,000 each year. At that rate, even if the last rinds of open ground around its edges are put to use, the cemetery will be completely full in about 25 years.
Were literally up against a wall, a spokeswoman for the cemetery, Barbara Lewandrowski, said as she stood in the soggy grass where marble markers march up to the stone wall separating the grounds from a six-lane highway. Even that wall has been put to use, stacked three high with niches for cremated remains ...
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Didn’t Bill Clinton get one of his cash patrons buried there even though the guy wasn’t a veteran?
Raze the EPS, DOJ, FBI and CIA buildings, landscape.
Yep. And he had to be dug up and removed.
Jim Guy Tucker popped into my head.
Wouldn’t surprise me.
say no to McCain!!! let him get cremated and Cindy can keep him in a coffee can.
I wish i could get a urinal cake made out of his ashes.
Hillary and Obama too.
We can exhume Ted Kennedy... this will give us room for one more.
I love the irony of the Union’s malice towards Robert E. Lee by turning his front yard into a cemetery which later becomes the most hallowed ground on US soil.
I see a cross on every headstone and wonder how long it will take before the Godless America hating Left demands they all be removed.
“say no to McCain!!! let him get cremated and Cindy can keep him in a coffee can.”
yup- lied about everything to get what he wanted like liberals usually do...
Got to remove all of Bill Clinton’s friends from Arlington.
WTF is he doing there?
Old English churches reuse existing plots after a few hundred years. Perhaps Arlington could do that, or bury in the spaces between the oldest plots
Realistically, at least five more. My dad is buried there, and you have no idea how much it irritates me that Ted Kennedy is buried there.
If Arlington weren't such a special place, I would bring a bottle of Chivas with me to pour over Ted Kennedy's grave to show him how I feel about him.
After passing over my kidneys, of course.
I am of the opinion that the Civil War veterans could be exhumed, cremated and placed in a mausoleum built on the grounds.
Fill it up now.
There wont be a United States of America in 2060.
I say we dig up Teddy Kennedy and bury him in the nearest landfill. That would free up one space.
More like three spaces.
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