Arlington National Cemetery
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.
Memorial Day celebrations throughout Washington DC recognize the diversity of the men and women who have given their lives for American freedom.
The throngs swooned but Prince Harry was having none of it.
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.
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.
Expansion plans at the Arlington National Cemetery are prompting environmental concerns.
The eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy is undergoing repairs at Arlington National Cemetery.
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.
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.
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.