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President Barack Obama speaks in honor of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 27, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Not All Americans May Always See Or Fully Grasp The Depth Of Sacrifice’

Reflecting on the personal toll of war, President Barack Obama on Monday implored a nation in which few volunteer for the armed forces to “always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice” of its fallen heroes.

05/28/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Washington DC

Memorial Day celebrations throughout Washington DC recognize the diversity of the men and women who have given their lives for American freedom.

05/13/2013

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Prince Harry is All Business, Pays Tribute at Arlington National Cemetery

The throngs swooned but Prince Harry was having none of it.

05/10/2013

File photo of Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where American military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently laid to rest. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Remains of Civil War Veterans to be Interred at Arlington

For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers — Civil War Army veterans from Indiana — have sat on a funeral home shelf, unclaimed and largely forgotten.

05/09/2013

A man stands in front of a grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virigina. More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Civil War Vets Interred at Arlington Columbarium

For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers — Civil War soldiers from Indiana — sat on a funeral home shelf, unclaimed and largely forgotten.

05/09/2013

File photo of Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where American military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently laid to rest. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Arlington Expansion Prompts Environmental Concerns

Expansion plans at the Arlington National Cemetery are prompting environmental concerns.

05/05/2013

The eternal flame is seen at the gravesite of President John F. Kenned at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eternal Flame at JFK Gravesite Undergoing Repairs

The eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy is undergoing repairs at Arlington National Cemetery.

04/30/2013

File photo of a flag being folded at a soldier's funeral. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Funeral Services to be Held for Md. Marine Killed in Nevada

The family of a Maryland Marine will remember the life of their fallen soldier who was one of seven people killed last week when a mortar shell exploded during a training exercise in Nevada.

03/29/2013

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Arlington National Cemetery to Avoid Furloughs

Arlington National Cemetery officials say they will avoid furloughs this year that are being imposed in other parts of government as a result of automatic budget cuts.

03/13/2013

File photo of the FBI press conference held during the case of Yonathan Melaku. (credit: Getty Images)

2010 Pentagon Shooter Deemed Schizophrenic

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The ex-Marine who fired shots at the Pentagon and Marine Corps museum in 2010 has been classified as schizophrenic by government doctors, but prosecutors still want to enforce a plea deal that requires a 25-year prison sentence.

Twenty-five-year-old Yonathan Melaku (meh-LAH-koo) of Alexandria pleaded guilty last year to firing shots at several military-related targets. No one was injured. He was caught months later, only after he was discovered trying to desecrate graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

He struck a plea deal last year requiring a 25-year prison sentence. After making the plea bargain, his family hired new attorneys who questioned Melaku’s mental health.

In court filings Friday, federal prosecutors in Alexandria said Melaku has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. They want him to serve his sentence in a prison hospital.

01/04/2013

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