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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

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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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Veterans Day Celebrations Preview In DC

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, encourages citizens across the country to honor veterans of all wars for their patriotism, unselfish willingness to serve in the military and make the ultimate sacrifice for America. Don’t miss out on this special day to recognize the men and women who serve the country.

11/09/2012

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March to Honor Fallen Military Women at Arlington National Cemetery

More than 1,000 female service members plan to gather for a commemoration and candlelight march to mark the 15th anniversary of a memorial honoring military women at Arlington National Cemetery.

10/19/2012

President Barack Obama speaks flanked by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey during a ceremony commemorating the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, 2012 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Our Fight Is With Al-Qaeda … Not With Islam’

President Obama is remembering the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during official ceremonies in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

09/11/2012

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Wreath Laying To Mark Army’s 237th Birthday At Arlington

Army Secretary John McHugh is participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday.

06/14/2012

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Obama: Sending Troops To War ‘Most Wrenching Decision’ To Make

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died during the Vietnam War.

05/28/2012

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Veterans Affairs Finds Errors With Over 120 Gravesites

A review of cemeteries administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs has revealed problems with 123 gravesites, including eight cases in which people were buried in the wrong gravesite.

01/24/2012

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Obama Observes Veterans Day With Arlington Rites

Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/11/2011

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Top Landmarks In The DC Area

You don’t have to be from out of twon to enjoy all that DC has to offer. On your next day off visit Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Capitol building and other DC landmarks.

05/28/2011

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