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    Bradley Cortright February 18, 2021 0 Comments House Democrats are introducing a bill that would prevent former presidents who have been impeached twice from being buried in Arlington National Cemetary. The “No Glory for Hate Act,” which was introduced on Thursday, would also ban federal funds from being used to commemorate “twice impeached” former presidents. The bill would prevent the ability to “create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached” on “Federal public land, including any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property.” It would also ban the commemoration of a “twice impeached” former president by naming or renaming federal buildings or federal land after that former president.  JUST IN: House Dems have introduced a bill to ban “twice impeached presidents” from burial at Arlington National Cemetery and federal funds from going to buildings...
    House Democrats have introduced a bill to ban former U.S. presidents who have been "twice impeached" from burial in Arlington National Cemetery in a move that would, at the present, only apply to former President Donald Trump. Introduced in late January, H.R. 484, dubbed the "No Glory for Hate Act," would "prohibit the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents," namely those that have faced impeachment proceedings from the House on two separate occasions. The bill would also restrict the use of government funding to "create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating" a twice-impeached president, and it would bar the naming or redesignation of any federal building or land after commander In chiefs in question. Trump is the only president in U.S. history to have faced impeachment inquiries two times during his tenure. The Republican was acquitted of all charges last Saturday after...
    The cremated remains of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick will be laid to rest Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawmakers and Capitol Police officers had a chance to pay their respects to Sicknick, a 42-year-old who was fatally injured during the Jan. 6 siege of Congress, on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda where he was "lying in honor," a rare tribute given to those who are private citizens. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony for Sicknick and viewing period were not open to members of the public. #NOW - Cremated remains of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick being taken to Arlington National Cemetery, where he will be interred. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/AEMqd0F6J7— Lorenzo Hall (@LorenzoHall) February 3, 2021 President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Sicknick's urn late on Wednesday evening. The president placed his hand on his heart and made the sign of the cross as...
    President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, after being sworn in at the Capitol, traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Behind Biden and Harris were former Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton, along with their spouses. Former President Trump did not attend, as he set off for Florida Wednesday morning.  President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Pool photo via AP) (AP) SOTOMAYOR MISPRONOUNCES KAMALA HARRIS' NAME, TWITTER REACTS  The cemetery is the final resting place to more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their families. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier includes remains of unknown service members from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Soldiers keep watch 24...
    More On: joe biden To move on, drop the Trump impeachment trial Lone man seen kneeling at Beau Biden’s grave during inauguration President Biden promises bipartisanship — let’s see if he means it Joe Biden signs proclamation in Capitol as first presidential act President Biden traveled to Arlington National Cemetery hours after his inauguration to pay respect to America’s fallen military heroes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Biden, sworn-in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, was joined at the solemn ceremony by Vice President Kamala Harris and former commanders-in-chief Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as their wives. The president struck a crisp salute before laying a red, white and blue-adorned wreathe as a military band performed the Star-Spangled Banner. The anthem was followed by a mournful playing of Taps. Biden frequently closes speeches with the phrase “may God protect our troops,” and...
    Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) is asking military leaders to allow U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Sicknick, 42, who served in the National Guard and had worked for the Capitol Police since 2008, died a day after he interacted with rioters who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday. “Today, I spoke with Army Secretary [Ryan] McCarthy, CJCS Gen. [Mark] Milley, and Air Force Chief of Staff General CQ Brown to ask that U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a veteran, be given posthumous special honors and burial at Arlington National Cemetery,” Slotkin posted on Twitter. “Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty as a U.S. Capitol Police Officer but did so living up to the oath he swore in the military: to protect and defend the Constitution. He has paid the ultimate sacrifice & he & his family should be recognized...
    Joe Biden will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery shortly after he takes the oath of office with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama joining him in a show of unity. Jill Biden will also be there as will Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff - part of Biden's inauguration theme of 'America United.'  It will be one of Biden's first acts as president, taking place on January 20th, following the swearing-in ceremony and Pass In Review at the U.S. Capitol, in an open display of bipartisanship. But it will also show the increased isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump, who said last week he would not attend his successor's swearing-in - a decision Biden said he agreed with. Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the...
    The coronavirus pandemic kept volunteers from taking part in Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington National Cemetery, but a virtual ceremony Saturday gave a behind the scenes look at the event. Only family pass holders could place wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this year in an event that usually brings thousands of volunteers to the cemetery to honor fallen U.S. veterans. “We’re excited to give everybody watching this an opportunity to honor, remember and explore our nation’s most hallowed grounds during this important annual event,” said Ray Alexander, superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery. “Thank you to the many who insured there was a wreath for every gravesite,” Alexander said. Around 265,000 wreaths were laid at the cemetery in total, and were delivered by 45 trucks throughout the week leading up to Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday. Additionally, Wreaths Across America helped put wreaths at 2,100 additional locations in all 50...
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Arlington County is changing its logo to remove a stylized version of its namesake mansion because of its ties to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The county announced Wednesday that its County Board voted unanimously to adopt a new logo. The current depicts the pillars of Arlington House, a mansion overlooking the Potomac River that was Lee's home before the Civil War. The home's history dates back to George Washington's adopted son, George Washington Parke Custis. Lee married into the Custis family and took over management of the plantation and its slaves. County officials say they want a logo that better reflects the county's values. A new logo will be chosen after a citizen-input process. The change comes as Confederate names and symbols are removed from schools, roads and parks across Virginia and the South. It also comes shortly after northern Virginia congressional members introduced legislation...
    COLUMBIA, Maine (AP) — Thousands of Maine-made wreaths are headed to Arlington National Cemetery to be placed on the graves of military veterans this holiday season. A caravan of trucks from Wreaths Across America departed Tuesday from Down East Maine, where the organization is located and where the wreaths are made. Because of the pandemic, there will be fewer stops than usual as the caravan travels to the Washington, D.C., area. On Saturday, more than 250,000 wreaths will be placed on graves at the Arlington National Cemetery, officials said. Altogether, Wreaths Across America said 1.7 million wreaths are being placed on veterans' graves at 2,557 locations. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Maine, Associated PressRelated ArticlesNational NewsWestern States Group OKs Virus VaccineBest StatesStates With Most Older WorkersBest StatesWhy Oregon Just Decriminalized All DrugsBest StatesThe States With Growing Household...
    Arlington County, Virginia, has installed a Capital Bikeshare station at Reagan National Airport, making it the first major metropolitan airport in the U.S. with a dock-based shared bike program. It is the 99th Capital Bikeshare dock installed in Arlington County. Reagan National is a good fit for bike commuting. Unlike many airports that are far from city centers, DCA is well within comfortable biking distance from many Arlington, Alexandria and D.C. locations. It is also adjacent to the Mount Vernon Trail, one of the busiest bike trails in the area. The county also recently installed a Capital Bikeshare dock near Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall at South Fern Street and Army Navy Drive. Several others will be installed in the county this month, including: North Fort Meyer Drive and Arlington Boulevard South Hayes Street and 23rd Street South Wilson Boulevard and North Oak Street Arlington Boulevard and Fairfax...
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a tornado did touch down in Arlington, Texas Tuesday night, November 24. Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and dozens of families have been displaced. Severe storms moved through North Texas Tuesday night, prompting severe weather alerts in several counties. Dallas, Tarrant and Denton Counties were under tornado warnings for some time. There was no confirmation if a tornado had touched down in the area, but storm sirens were activated in the affected counties. The National Weather Service said numerous power lines and trees were down near Pioneer Parkway and Collins in Arlington. There was also damage in the 2500 block of S. Cooper Street where at least one building partially collapsed onto a pickup. The people inside the truck were ordering hamburgers at the Burger Box at the time. They got out unharmed. Storm damage...
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The holiday tradition of laying wreaths on graves at the Arlington National Cemetery will continue this year, despite the pandemic. Wreaths Across America was told Monday that the tradition was being put on hiatus, but Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced Tuesday that he directed the cemetery to allow the wreaths. “We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground,” McCarthy tweeted. A final schedule will be released soon, he said. Two hours later, President Donald Trump took credit for reversing “the ridiculous decision” in his own tweet. “It will now go on!” he said. Karen Worcester, of Wreaths Across America, said cemetery officials are willing to work with her organization on a plan place wreaths while remaining safe and preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The tradition dates to 1992...
    Wreaths Across America’s wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 2,100 locations across the country “will follow the safety guidelines” amid the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s co-founder Karen Worcester told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. The day before, President Trump announced that the annual event at Arlington National Cemetery, which honors fallen soldiers, will "now go on" after he reversed the "ridiculous" decision to cancel the program following protests from U.S. military veterans and lawmakers, including Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, both veterans. Worcester said Wednesday that the “outpouring” of support from all over the country “was phenomenal.”   “So many people that were just devastated,” she continued. The cemetery announced Monday that it was canceling the event that had been scheduled for Dec. 19 at Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home Cemetery due to coronavirus concerns.   The president's tweet on Tuesday followed an announcement from Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy that Arlington...
    U.S. officials confirmed Tuesday an annual event honoring fallen American soldiers will take place in December, despite having canceled the event 24 hours prior.  Organizers of Wreaths Across America - an event in which tens of thousands of volunteers lay wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers – announced Monday that they were canceling the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.  But U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Tuesday instructed Arlington National Cemetery to prepare to host the event safely.  I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground.— SecArmy (@SecArmy) November 17, 2020 Arlington National Cemetery posted a version of McCarthy’s statement on its website Tuesday.  President Donald Trump later tweeted that he had “reversed the ridiculous decision” to cancel the event. ...
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Wreaths Across America's annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery is set to go forward as planned after all.Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said Tuesday afternoon that he had overruled an earlier decision to cancel the event."I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America," McCarthy wrote on Twitter. "We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation's most hallowed ground." I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground.— SecArmy (@SecArmy) November 17, 2020President Donald Trump also took credit for allowing the event to happen, tweeting more than 90 minutes later that he had "reversed the ridiculous decision to cancel Wreaths...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday reversed a decision by the Arlington National Cemetery to cancel its annual Wreaths Across America event. “I have reversed the ridiculous decision to cancel Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It will now go on!” I have reversed the ridiculous decision to cancel Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. It will now go on! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2020 Earlier Tuesday, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy also announced a reversal of the decision. “We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground,” he wrote. I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most...
    The Army on Tuesday announced that it had instructed the Arlington National Cemetery to host the Wreaths Across America Day event honoring fallen veterans after an announcement Monday evening resulted in backlash over the event's cancellation due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.  “The Secretary of the Army has directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America,” the Army said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground.” The Army added that the cemetery would be issuing “an update on the final schedule soon.”  Wreaths Across America first announced Monday evening the cancellation of the event, in which volunteers lay wreaths at the tombstones of veterans. The organization wrote in a statement shared on Twitter that it was “shocked by this unexpected turn of events.”  “It...
    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy directed the Arlington National Cemetery to hold its annual Wreaths Across America Day after lawmakers raised objections when the event, which honors fallen soldiers, was canceled over coronavirus concerns. "I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America," McCarthy said in a tweet on Tuesday. "We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground." I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who take time to honor and remember those who are laid to rest at our nation’s most hallowed ground.— SecArmy (@SecArmy) November 17, 2020 The cemetery said the initial decision was made to cancel the event, during which wreaths are placed on the graves of soldiers, after a "thorough analysis" of how to safely...
    Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced Tuesday that Wreaths Across America would carry on as planned at Arlington National Cemetery. McCarthy made the announcement through his official Twitter account after initial reports indicated that the program — which places a Christmas wreath at each gravesite at military cemeteries nationwide —would be canceled at Arlington this year due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus. (RELATED: Wreaths Across America: ‘It Was Supposed To Be A One-Time Thing’) Due to the current COVID-19 situation across the nation and within the NCR, it is with great regret that ANC is cancelling Wreaths Across America at ANC and the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home Cemetery on Dec. 19, 2020. Please read the full press release at: https://t.co/b6EEqpsmRh — Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) November 16, 2020 “I have directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America. We appreciate the families and visitors who...
    Wreaths Across America, which was canceled by Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, is back on, organizers said Tuesday. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy “has directed Arlington National Cemetery to safely host Wreaths Across America,” the cemetery said on its website less than a day after the initial decision to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. WAA Executive Director Karen Worcester announced the reversal Tuesday afternoon. Worcester didn’t give details on how the event would work, but said that WAA, which usually brings thousands of volunteers to place wreaths at the gravestones of veterans, will adhere to public health guidelines. This is a developing story. Stick with WTOP for updates. More Coronavirus News Sign up for WTOP alerts Latest coronavirus test results in DC, Maryland and Virginia Fairfax County schools delay in-person instruction for some students Howard County limits gatherings, schools to pare back in-person learning Fairfax County schools...
    (CNN)The usual display of wreaths will be noticeably absent from Arlington National Cemetery this December.The cemetery notified Wreaths Across America that its annual tradition of placing wreaths on veterans' graves will not be allowed this year due to the pandemic.The organization is a nonprofit group that places wreaths annually on the second or third Saturday of December at cemeteries across the nation. This year, the event is scheduled to take place on December 19 at more than 2,400 participating cemeteries."As an organization, we are shocked by this unexpected turn of events," the group said in a statement."To say we are devastated, would be an understatement. It has been a trying year for all, and we too, want all our volunteers, donors and their communities to remain safe!"Read MoreMichigan Jewish cemetery desecrated with pro-Trump messagesIn the last two weeks, Virginia has averaged over 1,000 new daily Covid-19 cases. It is one...
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw Tuesday slammed officials at Arlington National Cemetery for canceling the annual Wreaths Across America program over coronavirus concerns, saying there are safe ways to hold the holiday memorial event.  "Youve got a situation where you take a wreath and you lay it on a headstone to honor the fallen," the Texas Republican and veteran said on Fox News "Fox & Friends." "Youre outside. Youre not near anybody. There are other people doing it, of course, but even in normal times its a naturally social distanced activity." Officials for the cemetery said the events scheduled for Dec. 19 at Arlington National Cemetery and Airmens Home Cemetery were canceled after a "thorough analysis" was conducted about safety issues, reports Fox News. "We did not make this decision lightly," Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera said in a statement. "Despite the controls developed to disperse...
    Wreaths Across America, the non-profit organization that organizes wreath placing at the graves of fallen service members every Christmas season, announced Monday that Arlington National Cemetery will not allow the wreath-placing event on December 19 to take place this year. The organization announced on its Facebook page: This afternoon, Wreaths Across America was made aware of the decision by Arlington National Cemetery to no longer allow the placement of veterans’ wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day this year, which is scheduled across the country at more than 2,400 other participating cemeteries for Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. As an organization, we are shocked by this unexpected turn of events. To say we are devastated, would be an understatement. It has been a trying year for all, and we too, want all our volunteers, donors and their communities to remain safe! This is why over the last six months, the team...
    Lawmakers and U.S. military veterans are calling on Arlington National Cemetery to reconsider its decision to cancel its annual Wreaths Across America program, which honors fallen soldiers with wreaths all over the country and abroad. The cemetery announced Monday that they are canceling the event that had been scheduled for December 19 at Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home Cemetery due to coronavirus concerns. SEN. PORTMAN PARTICIPATING IN JOHNSON & JOHNSON CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL "I encourage Army leaders to reconsider this decision," Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted in response to the news. "Thousands of people have marched in DC streets the past couple weekends for Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Surely volunteers can responsibly place wreaths on the graves of our fallen heroes at Arlington." Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, himself a veteran, also urged the cemetery to reconsider, citing measures that could be taken to protect attendees. "This decision to...
    COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine (CBS/AP) — Maine-based organization Wreaths Across America will not be able to lay thousands of wreaths on veterans’ headstones at Arlington National Cemetery this December due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery announced Monday that the event is canceled because of safety concerns as cases spike all over the nation. “We did not make this decision lightly. Despite the controls developed to disperse potential crowds in time and space, and required personal safety protocols, we determined that hosting any event of this scale risked compromising our ability to accomplish our core mission of laying veterans and their eligible family members to rest,” Arlington National Cemetery Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera said in a statement. “We understand that although this is disappointing for so many, we could no longer envision a way to safely accommodate the large number of visitors we typically host during this event.” Wreaths Across America...
    The annual Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery announced Monday that it “could not implement sufficient controls to mitigate the risks associated with hosting an event of this size … while still conducting a respectful and honorable public event.” The event was scheduled for Dec. 19. The decision applies only to Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. “We reviewed various options to safely execute this long-standing event and held numerous consultations with WAA leadership and local government and public health officials, although this is disappointing for so many, we could no longer envision a way to safely accommodate the large number of visitors we typically host during this event,” said Karen Durham-Aguillera, with the Office of Army National Cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery. Family pass holders and visitors may still visit...
    The wife of the nation’s top military officer helped revive a senior veteran who collapsed at the Veteran’s Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Virginia, according to reports Friday. Hollyanne Milley is well-suited to deal with such an emergency. She is a cardiac nurse. U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley (left), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and his wife, Hollyanne Milley (right), speak with several veterans at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.  (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery) She was with her husband, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, Wednesday when the veteran, a man said to be in his 60s, collapsed just before the arrival of President Trump for the solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. TRUMP MARKS VETERANS DAY WITH CEREMONY AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY She rushed over to where the man...
    President Donald Trump floated making a surprise appearance at the handful of MAGA marches scheduled to take place Saturday in Washington, D.C. “Heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic Rallies that are springing up all over the Country, including a big one on Saturday in D.C.,” the president tweeted Friday afternoon. “I may even try to stop by and say hello. This Election was Rigged, from Dominion all the way up & down!” (RELATED: Trump Supporters Planning Mass Marches In DC Over Election Results) Heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic Rallies that are springing up all over the Country, including a big one on Saturday in D.C. I may even try to stop by and say hello. This Election was Rigged, from Dominion all the way up & down! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2020...
    President Donald Trump was seen for the first time in days on Wednesday as he and first lady Melania braved the rain to participate in the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for the observance of Veterans Day.  Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's daughter and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump, donning a face mask. also joined the president and first lady for the short trip from D.C. to Arlington. Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence before stepping back under an umbrella as a lone trumpeter played TAPS.  Joe Biden and his wife Jill participated in their own commemoration of Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the same time Trump held his event in Virginia on Wednesday.   President Donald Trump was seen...
    President Trump on Wednesday is attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day -- Trump’s first public event since he was projected to have lost the presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump will be joined at the 11 a.m. ceremony by first lady Melania Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence. TRUMP RIPS PRE-ELECTION WISCONSIN POLL SHOWING HIM DOWN 17 POINTS AS 'SUPPRESSION'   “On Veterans Day, we pause to pay tribute to all who have proudly worn our Nation’s uniform. These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen selflessly placed lives, well‑being, and security of others before their own,” Trump said in a proclamation issued hours before the event.  “We enjoy the privileges of peace, prosperity, and freedom because of our veterans, and we are forever indebted to them beyond measure,” he said. It will mark Trump’s first official public...
    President Donald Trump will visit Arlington National Cemetery to take part in an observance commemorating Veterans Day. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be on hand for the ceremony. Trump, like his predecessors, has taken part in the event annually. It is Trump’s first public appearance since President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election by every major media organization. Trump previously appeared last Thursday, speaking briefly at a White House news conference during which he falsely claimed Democrats rigged the election. In the days since, the president’s appearances have been limited to Twitter. He has been quite active on the platform, lobbing up various inaccurate statements about the election. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET. Watch above, via PBS. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will participate in the Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Ceremony on Wednesday, emerging in public for the first time since his failed reelection bid to take part in the annual presidential rite. The observance is slated to begin at 10 a.m. and it will be livestreamed in this article. Delays are possible; if there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, will also be in attendance. The president and Robert Wilkie, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, are expected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The president made no public comments since President-elect Joe Biden surpassed the 270 electoral votes on Saturday needed to win the presidency. With the exception of weekend visits to his private golf club in northern Virginia, Trump has...
    Arlington National Cemetery will officially expand in a project that extends its southern boundary and adds 60,000 burial spaces. The National Capital Planning Commission approved the plans on Nov. 5. The newly expanded area is named the “south parcel” and will include the integration of the United States Air Force Memorial into the boundary of the cemetery, according to a news release. While the purpose of the plans is to create more interment spaces, the project also aims to improve operations and the visitor experience to both the memorial and the cemetery. If the Southern Expansion site had not been added to Arlington National Cemetery, the remaining capacity for interments for eligible veterans would have been exhausted for niche urn spaces by 2038 and 2043 for in-ground spaces, the release said. About 400,000 veterans and their eligible dependents are buried at the cemetery. The plans allow for additional secure entry...
    Getty Today’s Washington D.C. Veterans Day event will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery and is called the National Veterans Day Ceremony. The event is held each year on November 11, but today’s event will be a more socially distant affair because of the pandemic.Watch the Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony OnlineYou can watch the ceremony online on C-SPAN here starting at 11 a.m. Eastern or you can watch the Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony, starting at 10:50 a.m. Eastern, in the stream below. Schedule for the Arlington National Cemetery CeremonyThe 67th Veterans Day Observance today will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern with the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, conducted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The Honorable Robert Wilkie, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs will lay the wreath.  The ceremony is hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones, commanding general,...
    President Trump will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday in what will be his first public appearance since the election was called by several outlets for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day, and "the President will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” White House press secretary Judd Deere confirmed. In 2018, Trump skipped a visit to the memorial, later telling Fox News that he was “extremely busy on calls for the country.” The Trumps will be joined by guests, including top Trump campaign fundraisers, some who have already raised significant cash for the president's reelection legal blitz in key electoral states, one attendee said. The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have dispatched hundreds of attorneys to close battleground states, such as Georgia, where on Tuesday, Republican Rep. Doug Collins,...
    A 90-year-old Florida woman was on hand last week as her son -- killed in Vietnam and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor -- was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The military ceremony for Marine Pfc. Bruce Carter took place Wednesday with Marines from the Washington Marine Barracks, The Old Guard Caisson Platoon; and “The President’s Own” Marine Band. The Old Guard Caisson Platoon during the burial of Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Carter at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. (Elizabeth Fraser U.S. Army/Arlington National Cemetery) At the end of the ceremony, the American flag that covered the casket was presented to Carter's mother, Georgie Carter-Krell. MARINE WHO DROWNED SAVING ANOTHER MARINE HONORED FOR HEROISM She long believed her son should be buried at Arlington, the nation's most hallowed grounds, with the country's other war heroes. She worked with the Marine Corps and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Florida, to make it happen, Military.com reported. ...
    Traffic crosses Arlington Memorial Bridge heading toward the Lincoln Memorial. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) The Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed for repairs during Halloween weekend, starting Friday, Oct. 30, the National Park Service said Friday. The temporary closure will begin at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, according to a news release. When it is closed, crews will move equipment and repair the pavement on the bridge’s south side. Once the bridge reopens, only one lane will run eastbound, and one lane will head westbound. Pedestrians and bicyclists will have access to the sidewalk on the bridge’s north side. The repairs are part of a long-term $227 million rehabilitation project which began in the spring of 2018. The Arlington Memorial Bridge was constructed in 1932, crossing the Potomac River at D.C. to Arlington, Virginia. The National Park Service also said that it plans to continue its redesign of...
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A new sculpture honoring military women and military working dogs was unveiled outside Arlington National Cemetery. The life-size bronze sculpture called “The Pledge” is being placed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, located at Arlington National Cemetery’s entrance. An unveiling ceremony for the new sculpture occurred Saturday. The sculpture shows a female servicemember kneeling to meet her working dog. The sculpture by artist Susan Bahary was commissioned by the U.S. War Dogs Association National Headquarters. The Women’s Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout its history. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A new sculpture honoring military women and military working dogs is being unveiled outside Arlington National Cemetery. The life-size bronze sculpture called “The Pledge” is being placed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, located at Arlington National Cemetery’s entrance. An unveiling ceremony is scheduled for Saturday. The sculpture shows a female servicemember kneeling to meet her working dog. The sculpture by artist Susan Bahary was commissioned by the U.S. War Dogs Association National Headquarters. The Women’s Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout its history. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Virginia, Associated Press
    This content is sponsored by the National Landing BID. National Landing, the downtown district that encompasses the Northern Virginia neighborhoods of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard – Arlington, is home to about 100 restaurants, ranging from small cafes to national chains, bars and taprooms, to fine dining establishments. As restaurants shift their operations to help slow the spread of COVID-19, local eateries have taken a nimble and creative approach so that those who live, work and visit National Landing can continue to enjoy their offerings safely. Nearly half of the restaurants in National Landing are zoned for outdoor dining, including a dozen that recently added an al fresco option by taking advantage of Arlington County’s Temporary Outdoor Seating Arrangements (TOSAs), a program that has enabled the area’s dining scene to thrive and remain robust with options. These comfortable outdoor spots serve up more than just good eats; they...
    Arlington National Cemetery, which reopened to the public last month, is now planning to allow visitors to see one of the most famous sites on the grounds. The cemetery said the President John F. Kennedy Gravesite will permit visitors again, starting Saturday. But people won’t be allowed to roam freely past the site. ANC said pedestrian traffic will be restricted to one-way only. The restricted path will guide people past the famous quotation wall and exit near Joseph Kennedy’s memorial marker. ANC is also putting up directional signage to help move things along, to request that people not move barriers and to ask staff for any help if needed. Cemetery policy requires all visitors to wear face coverings and to practice social distancing at the site, which will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Memorial Amphitheater and...
    The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday beside her husband, Martin, who died in 2010. Video of the procession shows a large police escort approaching the cemetery, where a military escort awaited its arrival. The private ceremony included family, friends, fellow justices and members of Ginsburg’s staff, according to a Supreme Court spokesperson. Ginsburg is survived by her two children, Jane Carol and James Steven Ginsburg. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DEAD AT 87 Ginsburg had battled back from two forms of cancer in the past, but her health began to further decline in December 2018 when she underwent a pulmonary lobectomy after two malignant nodules were discovered in the lower lobe of her left lung. On Jan. 7, 2019, the court announced she would miss oral arguments that day for the first time since she was confirmed in...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was laid to rest beside her husband in Arlington Cemetery during a private ceremony. The Tuesday burial came 11 days after the justice died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The 87-year-old lay in state inside the U.S. Capitol in a flag-draped casket on Friday, becoming the first woman to receive the honor. While Arlington Cemetery, located in Virginia near Washington, D.C., across the Potomac River, is known for its rows of hundreds of thousands of plain white grave markers, Ginsburg was buried in an older part of the cemetery known as Section 5. Her headstone is black and adorned with the Star of David on top, according to the Associated Press. She was buried next to her husband of 56 years, Martin Ginsburg, and is joined in Arlington Cemetery by nine other Supreme Court justices, three of whom she served...
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, next to her husband and several other Supreme Court justices. Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18, was laid to rest in a historic section of the cemetery, where family members can choose headstones that differ from the rows of white monuments that mark the graves of military service members at the sprawling field in Northern Virginia, the Associated Press reported. Ginsburg’s husband, Martin, was buried in the cemetery after his death in 2010, according to the report. He had served in the Army as an instructor in Oklahoma soon after the two were married. Ginsburg and her husband’s graves are each marked with a black headstone that has a Star of David on top. The site is not far from where President John Kennedy was buried, and near the final resting plots of nine Supreme Court...
    The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgHarris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee Trump, GOP aim to complete reshaping of federal judiciary Compromise, yes — but how? A pre-debate suggestion MORE was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. She was buried next to her husband, Martin, who died in 2010, a Fox affiliate WTTG reported.   A journalist for CNN also reported the justice was buried at the National Cemetery Tuesday morning. Justice Ginsburg was buried this morning at a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery— Ariane de Vogue (@Arianedevogue) September 29, 2020 Ginsburg made history Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman to lay in state at the location, underscoring her legacy as a trailblazer for women's rights and issues during her time serving on the nation's highest court. She was only the second woman...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force handed out personal protective equipment (PPE) in Arlington Heights on Friday. The goal of the event was to draw awareness to the needs of those communities hit hard by COVID-19. Agencies gave out washable, reusable masks, hand sanitizer and disaster preparedness kits. Organizers say their mission is to save lives in the event of a major disaster or pandemic. “It’s very important because this is the African American community, the disparate population, the vulnerable population, the underserved population,” Eileen Smith said. “So that’s why the task force was formed in 2008.” The event also recognized National Emergency Preparedness Month which happens to be in September.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state at the Supreme Court building and at the US Capitol this week in ceremonies that follow coronavirus guidelines. The late Supreme Court justice's casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of the steps in front of the Supreme Court building. On Friday, she will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday surrounded by her family in her Washington D.C. home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer; she will be honored this week Ginsburg coffin will lie in repose on the front steps of the Supreme Court building on Wednesday and Thursday for the public to pay their respects Admirers have left tributes to Ginsburg on the steps of the Supreme Court building Ginsburg’s coffin will arrive at the Supreme Court building...
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court building in Washington later this week ahead of a private burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, the court announced Monday.Ginsburg's casket will arrive at the court building around 9:30 a.m. local time Wednesday. Ginsburg's former law clerks will serve as honorary pallbearers when the caskset arrives, lining the court's front steps. Her cakset will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which Congress loaned to the Supreme Court for the occasion.After a private ceremony for Ginsburg's family, friends and colleagues, she will lie in repose at the top of the court building's steps for an outdoor public viewing on Wednesday and Thursday.Her bench chair and the bench directly in front of it have been draped with black wool crepe, a long-held practice that dates back to 1873. Another black drape was hung over the courtroom...
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court building in Washington later this week ahead of a private burial service at Arlington National Cemetery, the court announced Monday.Ginsburg's casket will arrive at the court building around 9:30 a.m. local time Wednesday. Ginsburg's former law clerks will serve as honorary pallbearers when the caskset arrives, lining the court's front steps. Her cakset will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which Congress loaned to the Supreme Court for the occasion.After a private ceremony for Ginsburg's family, friends and colleagues, she will lie in repose at the top of the court building's steps for an outdoor public viewing on Wednesday and Thursday.Her bench chair and the bench directly in front of it have been draped with black wool crepe, a long-held practice that dates back to 1873. Another black drape was hung over the courtroom...
    Brooklyn native Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court said Friday. The announcement said that the burial will be private. No details about a public funeral or memorial service have yet been announced. Justice Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87 after 27 years on the nation’s highest court, will join 13 other Supreme Court justices buried in the nation’s most hallowed resting place, including former Chief Justices Earl Warren, William Rehnquist, William Howard Taft and Warren Burger. Associate Justices Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. are among the other Supreme Court members buried there. Most SCOTUS members in Arlington are buried in Section 5, just steps away from President John F. Kennedy’s grave. Several justices were buried in New York City, including Benjamin Cardozo, in Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens; Henry Brockholst Livingston and Samuel M. Blatchford...
    Some of Dutchess County's best and brightest students were among those chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates the academic achievements of high schoolers. This week, 16,000 high school seniors were chosen from around the country as semifinalists, who are vying for 7,600 scholarships totaling more than $30 million that will be announced in the spring. To become a finalist, semifinalists and an official from their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application that provides information about the students’ academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, awards and honors received. Semifinalists will also have to write an essay and receive an endorsement from a high school official. According to National Merit School Program officials, more than 1.5 million juniors in 21,000 high schools across the country entered the program. Of the 16,000 seniors that were named finalists, approximately 15,000 are expected...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – This year’s National Finals Rodeo is moving to the Lone Star State. Officials announced Wednesday the Wrangler NFR 2020 will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington in December. which is the first non-baseball event at the Texas Rangers’ new home. “We are so pleased to be at this amazing stadium for the most celebrated event on the rodeo calendar,” said George Taylor, chief executive officer of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “We are committed to delivering a spectacular event for our fans and we are thrilled to be in Texas for it.” The annual event has taken place in Las Vegas since 1985. However, officials said the NFR was moved due to the original venue not being available to host events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Official announcement in the next few minutes that the @LasVegasNFR is leaving for Arlington, TX, for at...
    Visitors will be allowed inside Arlington National Cemetery this week for the first time since it closed down in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  For the past six months, only people attending funeral and family pass holders could enter the cemetery, reports Stars and Stripes, but starting Wednesday, it will be open to the public every day from 8 a.m. through noon.  Several points of interest will not be open, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, President John F. Kennedys gravesite, and the amphitheater, as well as exhibits inside the welcome center.  “As conditions in the National Capital Region have continued to improve, our goal is to provide increased access for the public to visit a loved one’s grave site,”  cemetery Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera said. "We hope this limited reopening will better accommodate our visitors.”   Masks will be required...
    Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is reopening to the public on a very limited basis. Starting Wednesday between 8 a.m. and noon and continuing daily, visitors can enter the cemetery for family gravesite visits only. Family-pass holders can continue to visit gravesites between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. All visitors must wear a face covering while on cemetery grounds. Those who refuse will be asked to leave and escorted out. Visitors are also expected to practice social distancing. You’ll find visitor-screening lanes outside the Welcome Center. One screening lane is located inside the Welcome Center, so visitors can use the restroom upon arrival. Several areas of the cemetery remain closed to the public, including President John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Arlington House, which is getting a $12 million makeover, remains closed. Visit Arlington National Cemetery’s website for more. More Coronavirus news...
    The MLB is going to ditch its current way of doing things when the postseason rolls around, hosting playoff games in bubble cities.  After a week of zero positive COVID-19 tests, it appears that MLB is finally getting its act together. With the season now no longer in jeopardy, plans for the postseason are starting to take form and it’s a pretty familiar idea. It’s an idea that has been floated around recently but it seems like the rumor has more truth to it than initially thought. Jess Passan went on the Pat McAfee show and casually talked about the MLB playoff bubble as though it’s an already agreed-upon thing. The plan, according to Passan, would be for Texas to host the National League California to host the American League. Specifically, Houston and Arlington would be the NL bubble while Los Angeles and San Diego would be where the AL...
            by Matthew Barakat    FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AP) — A northern Virginia congressman is pursuing legislation to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the official designation at the historic mansion where he lived before the Civil War. The home, overlooking the nation’s capital and surrounded by Arlington National Cemetery, is a National Park Service site officially known as “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.” Congress renamed the site in 1972 to add Lee’s name and designate it as a memorial to him. But Democratic Rep. Don Beyer, whose district is home to Arlington House, said it’s time that Lee’s name be stripped. “Part of the reckoning with the history of racism and slavery in America and in our own community has been a reexamination of public symbols,” Beyer said in a statement to The Associated Press. Beyer’s plans for legislation comes...
    ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A Marine from central Indiana whose remains were identified nearly 77 years after he died on a Pacific island during a World War II battle will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that it had identified Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Charles D. Miller's remains May 19 using dental and anthropological evidence, DNA and other evidence. Miller, who was from the town of Albany, was 19 when he was killed in action in November 1943 on the third day of a battle for the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, The Star Press reported. Over several days of fighting amid stiff Japanese resistance at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded. In 2009, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit group, discovered a burial site...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The legacy of a Fort Worth man who died a hero in the Vietnam War will forever be preserved in North Texas. This week, his family gifted his Medal of Honor to the National Medal of Honor Museum, which will be built in Arlington. The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest and most prestigious military decoration, and its recipients embody the highest American ideals of selflessness, courage and integrity. “He was that kind of person,” said Larry Law, whose brother Robert Law received the Medal of Honor. Robert Law’s Medal of Honor and photo of Robert Law (credit: Law family) Robert Law, known as Bob, was born and raised in Fort Worth. He joined the Army to beat the draft and served in the Vietnam War. On a reconnaissance patrol, the 24-year-old’s team came under enemy fire. “They got surrounded and a grenade came in,”...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.FactsArlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, contains the remains of more than 400,000 people from the United States and 11 other countries, buried there since the 1860s. More than three million people visit the cemetery annually.The Arlington estate was originally owned by George Washington Parke Custis, adopted grandson of George Washington. His daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis, who married Robert E. Lee, inherited the estate. It was abandoned by the Lees during the Civil War and used as headquarters for the Union army. Read MoreArlington House (also known as Custis-Lee Mansion) is currently a memorial for Robert E. Lee and run by the National Park Service.Arlington National Cemetery is administered by the Department of the Army.Nearly 5,000 unknown soldiers are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.The cemetery has the second-largest number of people buried of any national cemetery in the United States. Calverton...
    The Department of Justice filed a civil action on Monday to use eminent domain to take over a number of roadways in Virginia so Arlington National Cemetery can be expanded by approximately 60,000 graves. The DOJ’s move, which it filed on behalf of the Department of the Army, would be to take over roadways in Virginia’s Arlington County in an effort to complete the Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion and create a 49-acre contiguous parcel of land for cemetery development. “Earlier this month, we recognized the 76th anniversary of D-Day and we remembered the heroism, service, and sacrifice of American servicemen and women in the defense of freedom,” Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division said in a press release.  SPACE FORCE FLAG UNVEILED IN OVAL OFFICE, PRESENTED TO TRUMP He added: “But every day the ultimate sacrifice of America’s...
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