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Flagging devotion: 'Flags-in' event prepares Arlington for Memorial Day

Almost 1,200 people, both soldiers and civilians, were at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday to take part in the annual “flags-in” ceremony, walking rows to place small American flags in front of the more than 260,000 graves in preparation for Memorial Day.... Read more»

A year after Memorial Day went virtual, in-person events welcomed back

Loosening health restrictions amid signs of a waning pandemic allowed many Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled this year to be held in person around the state and nation, including flag-placing events at the National Memorial Cemetery, and the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries in Sierra Vista, Marana and Flagstaff.... Read more»

Funeral homes, families ponder deaths in the age of COVID-19

The morbid reality is that one booming business during coronavirus pandemic looks to be mortuaries but the funerals themselves are scaling back.... Read more»

70 years after they disappeared, ‘Hot Garters’ crewmen get final honors

The day was almost 71 years coming. On Wednesday, the Army buried the remains of 1st Lt. Herbert Young Jr., a Clarkdale native, along with five crewmates who disappeared in their B-24 Liberator in New Guinea while on a mission to attack a Japanese anti-aircraft position during World War II.... Read more»

Arizonans in ‘Old Guard’ say honoring fallen is greatest service

Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army. But their paths converged in Alpha Company of the Army’s 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, where both say they are now engaged in the highest duty a soldier can perform – rendering honors for fallen veterans and heroes at Arlington National Cemetery.... Read more»

Phx airman buried at Arlington, 46 years after going MIA over Vietnam

Air Force Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling was flying his F-4C over Vietnam when the Phoenix resident disappeared, leaving behind a pregnant wife and a 22-month-old son. On Wednesday – the 46th anniversary of the day Walling disappeared – he was honored at Arlington National Cemetery.... Read more»1

Memorial Day

Obama lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery was visited by President Obama Monday morning, where he praised the sacrifices of American soldiers.... Read more»

Memorial Day

Honoring our heroes

We pause to reflect on the service of the brave men and women who left their homes and their families since the founding of this great nation to protect their country and advance the pursuit of security and prosperity the world over.... Read more»

64,000 graves at Arlington may contain mistakes

As many as 64,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery may contain mistakes, a long-awaited study by the U.S. Army has found.... Read more»

Arlington cemetary plagued by waste & mismanagement

In a memo released on Tuesday, a Senate subcommittee disclosed that it has “obtained information suggesting that 4,900 to 6,600 graves may be unmarked, improperly marked, or mislabeled” on the maps at the historic Arlington National Cemetery.... Read more»