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U.S. Navy promotes first black woman to four star admiral

U.S. Navy promotes first black woman to four star admiral

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --The U.S. Navy promoted Michelle Howard to four star admiral Monday, making her the first female to hold the rank.
JC Sevcik
Arlington National Cemetery suicide victim identified as retired Air Force colonel

Arlington National Cemetery suicide victim identified as retired Air Force colonel

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24 (UPI) --Officials from Arlington National Cemetery have confirmed that the man who killed himself in Arlington National Cemetery Friday was a retired Air Force colonel.
Matt Bradwell
Man dead after shooting himself near 9/11 Pentagon memorial at Arlington Cemetery

Man dead after shooting himself near 9/11 Pentagon memorial at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va., June 20 (UPI) --A man who shot himself at Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning has died, authorities confirmed.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S., U.K., Libya renew Lockerbie bombing investigation

LOCKERBIE, Scotland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The United States, Britain and Libya said Saturday in a joint statement they will renew an investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Google doodle honors COBOL developer Grace Hopper

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The latest Google Doodle honored the birthday Monday of Grace Hopper, the former U. S. naval officer who helped make computer programming more user friendly.

Donations falling short for Arlington holiday wreaths

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- There is still time to make a donation to place Christmas wreaths on the Arlington graves of U.S. service members, the leader of a volunteer group said.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A million people lined the streets Nov. 25, 1963, and millions more were glued to TVs as the United States paid final respects to President John F. Kennedy.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
Dealey Plaza holds moment of silence for Kennedy anniversary

Dealey Plaza holds moment of silence for Kennedy anniversary

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Crowds gathered in Dealey Plaza in Dallas Friday, 50 years to the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade drove through the square.
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Kennedy assassination remembered in graveside ceremony

Kennedy assassination remembered in graveside ceremony

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama paid respects to President John F. Kennedy Wednesday in a graveside ceremony, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas.
Obama schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 20

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 20

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the top civilian honor, to those who made meritorious contributions, the White House said Wednesday.
Taps played to honor 50th anniversary of JFK funeral [PHOTOS]

Taps played to honor 50th anniversary of JFK funeral [PHOTOS]

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- More than 100 buglers gather at Arlington Cemetery to play taps for President John F. Kennedy.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Oldest World War II vet joins Obama at Arlington National Cemetery

Oldest World War II vet joins Obama at Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Richard Overton, believed to be the oldest surviving U.S. veteran of World War II, joined President Obama on Veterans Day for a White House breakfast.
Obama vows to keep promise to veterans 'now, tomorrow and forever'

Obama vows to keep promise to veterans 'now, tomorrow and forever'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- President Obama pledged to fulfill the nation's promises to its veterans Monday, Veterans Day, not just for a few years, but "now, tomorrow and forever."
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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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