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Call center opens for Arlington questions

Call center opens for Arlington questions

ARLINGTON, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- A call center for people concerned about burials at Arlington National Cemetery opened Friday, a day after a report alleged misconduct at the cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- More than 200 graves were misidentified and other irregularities were found at Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Army officials said.
By United Press International

Arlington saves items left on graves

ARLINGTON, Va., May 31 (UPI) -- Arlington National Cemetery is collecting many personal items left on military graves and storing them for posterity, officials in Virginia said.

Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Some 6,000 volunteers came to Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths on the U.S. military graves there, event organizers said.

McHugh vows Arlington grave probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Alleged loss of accountability of graves and poor record keeping at Arlington National Cemetery will be probed, U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has vowed.
Lawn care pros groom national cemetery

Lawn care pros groom national cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va., July 14 (UPI) -- Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery was treated to a manicure by more than 400 professional lawn care workers from throughout the nation, officials said.

Wreath maker donates to the fallen

HARRINGTON, Maine, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Maine company is donating thousands of wreaths to decorate veterans' graves in Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere.

Vet deaths drive Arlington growth

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A growing number of deaths among World War II veterans has prompted a new expansion plan for Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery.

U.S. Army considers replacing war tomb

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will soon make a decision on whether to replace a 71-year-old, Arlington, Va., monument dedicated to unknown fallen soldiers.

Grieving moms draw together at cemeteries

ARLINGTON, Va., May 26 (UPI) -- National cemeteries are becoming meeting places where families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a level of comradery and comfort.

Convict buried in Arlington causes stir

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The recent burial of a Vietnam veteran, and convicted murderer, at Arlington National Cemetery has stirred a debate about who can be buried there.
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Col. David Astin salutes a fallen soldier in Section 60 during a monthly visit to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 26, 2011. Col. Astin currently visits 16 fallen soldiers each month to pay respects. Many of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq that are buried at Arlington are in Section 60. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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