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Arlington Cemetery, nearly full, may become more exclusive
NYT, WRAL ^ | 28 May 2018 | DAVE PHILIPPS and DAMON WINTER, New York Times

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 nation’s 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.

“We’re 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlington; arlingtoncemetery; cemetery; military; national
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1 posted on 05/28/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Didn’t Bill Clinton get one of his cash patrons buried there even though the guy wasn’t a veteran?


2 posted on 05/28/2018 5:42:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: shove_it

Raze the EPS, DOJ, FBI and CIA buildings, landscape.

Problem solved.


3 posted on 05/28/2018 5:44:21 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: BenLurkin
"Didn’t Bill Clinton get one of his cash patrons buried
there even though the guy wasn’t a veteran?"

Yep. And he had to be dug up and removed.

4 posted on 05/28/2018 5:44:35 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: BenLurkin

Jim Guy Tucker popped into my head.

lol

Wouldn’t surprise me.


5 posted on 05/28/2018 5:45:06 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: shove_it

say no to McCain!!! let him get cremated and Cindy can keep him in a coffee can.


6 posted on 05/28/2018 5:49:20 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I wonder what his FR handle is??)
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To: ronniesgal

I wish i could get a urinal cake made out of his ashes.

Hillary and Obama too.


7 posted on 05/28/2018 5:55:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: shove_it

We can exhume Ted Kennedy... this will give us room for one more.


8 posted on 05/28/2018 5:56:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: shove_it

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.


9 posted on 05/28/2018 6:00:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: shove_it

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.


10 posted on 05/28/2018 6:02:21 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: ronniesgal

“say no to McCain!!! let him get cremated and Cindy can keep him in a coffee can.”

Hills Bros?”


11 posted on 05/28/2018 6:02:51 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry Bear formily known as Ursus Arctos Horrilibis (or U.A. Californicus))
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To: BenLurkin

yup- lied about everything to get what he wanted like liberals usually do...

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/09/us/body-of-envoy-to-be-removed-from-arlington.html


12 posted on 05/28/2018 6:04:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: BenLurkin

Got to remove all of Bill Clinton’s friends from Arlington.


13 posted on 05/28/2018 6:16:56 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: Ouderkirk

WTF is he doing there?


14 posted on 05/28/2018 6:17:48 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: shove_it

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


15 posted on 05/28/2018 6:19:13 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: Ouderkirk
"...We can exhume Ted Kennedy... this will give us room for one more..."

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.

16 posted on 05/28/2018 6:20:11 PM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: shove_it

I am of the opinion that the Civil War veterans could be exhumed, cremated and placed in a mausoleum built on the grounds.


17 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:08 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: shove_it

Fill it up now.
There won’t be a United States of America in 2060.


18 posted on 05/28/2018 6:36:15 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: shove_it

I say we dig up Teddy Kennedy and bury him in the nearest landfill. That would free up one space.


19 posted on 05/28/2018 6:46:01 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Three most annoying words on the internet - "Watch the Video")
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"I say we dig up Teddy Kennedy and bury him in the nearest landfill. That would free up one space."

More like three spaces.

20 posted on 05/28/2018 6:47:29 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberals are locusts.)
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