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Solution For Arlington National Cemetery appears to be the Department of Veterans Affairs-YourFuneralGuy

2 Jan
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A commentary and article in the Washington reveal that the answer for problems art Arlington National Cemetery in 2011 may be the Depatment of Veterans Affairs.

I have long thought there is scant logic for the cemetery to be assigned to the Office of the Secretary of the Army. That office is supposed to make policy, not manage operating entities. Managing cemeteries is not a proper Army mission. The Veterans Affairs Department is fully equipped and much better staffed to do such a job. It could take over the cemetery with hardly a ripple. And the employees would be part of a much larger workforce where supervision, training and opportunity are much better than in the smaller workforce of the cemetery.

Now is a good time to consider formally transferring ownership of Arlington National Cemetery from the Army to the Veterans Affairs Department. It would take congressional approval, and Congress should act.

Maury S. Cralle Jr., Burke

via www.washingtonpost.com

Arlington National Cemetery has recently enrolled its people in training at the Department Of Veterans Affairs(VA).

It will take an act of Congress to bring Arlington National Cemetery under The Department of Veterans Affairs but that may be needed to solve the problems that arose at the cemetery in 2010.

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2010 was a year of mishandled Human Remains-Your Funeral Guy

29 Dec

One could argue that Arlington National Cemetery Led the way of Mishandled Human Remains in 201o. ANC was the highest visibility point of the the mishandling of human remains.

Surprisingly, the mishandling of human remains is a problem becoming apparent across the land. This problem was alive in well in 2010 and will continue in 2011.

The Army has launched the first criminal investigation into the misplacement of remains at Arlington National Cemetery after discovering the cremated remains of eight people dumped in a single grave site there.

via www.washingtonpost.com

Sevice Corporation International(NYSE:SCI) had 2010 example of wrong body , wrong grave in Massachusetts.

 

A Recent Example is here:

Funeral Home Shut After Giving Widower Wrong Ashes

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Funeral Scandal is as sad thing and this sort of Scandal does damage to Families and the funeral business as a whole.

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Arlington National Cemetery-New Criminal Investigation

5 Nov
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Arlington National Cemetery has a new criminal investigation underway into irregularities that have  occurred at the cemetery in the past several years.

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has launched another investigation into Arlington National Cemetery, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The spokesman, Christopher Grey, would not discuss the focus of the probe but said it was prompted after Kathryn Condon, executive director of the Army Cemeteries Program, “recently became aware of questionable practices that took place” at Arlington. This would be at least the third criminal investigation into the cemetery in recent years; none has yet resulted in criminal charges.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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New Oversight Legislation proposed For Arlington National Cemetery-YourFuneralGuy

30 Sep
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There has been new oversight legislation proposed for Arlington National Cemetery(ANC). Since reports of record keeping and grave miss marking surfaced at  Arlington  National Cemetery.

Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Claire McCaskell of Missouri are supporting the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act.

U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., along with a bipartisan group of senators, has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the miss-marking of graves at Arlington National Cemetery in the wake of a series of revelations regarding the mishandling of remains of U.S. soldiers.

Mr. Brown said the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act would give Congress direct enforcement power over operation of the cemetery and impose new management requirements to prevent future cases of what he called “egregious mismanagement” at the cemetery.

Recent hearings into problems at the cemetery revealed as many as 6,600 graves may have been miss-marked at the cemetery.

via www.telegram.com

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Senator Ted Stevens Burial-Video|YourFuneralGuy

30 Sep

Alaska  Senator Ted Stevens Burial- took place at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, it was a private affair but video is available.

The long serving Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in August in a plane crash.

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Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens buried at Arlington National Cemetery-YourFuneralGuy

28 Sep

Former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 9-28-2010. The committal Funeral Service(burial) was at Arlington National Cemetery at 1pm Eastern time.

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens will be buried today at 1 p.m. Eastern time at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Stevens and four other people were killed in a plane crash in Alaska on August 9th.
He was 86 years old.

Four other people survived the crash.

Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in Senate history.

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Not known Scope or When it Will Be Fixed: Arlington National Cemetery-Your Funeral Guy

27 Sep
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Four months afterward the Arlington National Cemetery Record keeping Scandal has not been resolved. The number of graves involved is still not known. A solution is on the way, but there has been no date given for a resolution.

Arlington National Cemetery officials said they are making progress in rectifying the problems with more than 200 grave-sites identified in an Army Inspector General’s report by verifying paperwork, using ground-penetrating radar and, in a few cases, digging up graves with a backhoe.

But although it has been four months since the report was released, many of the record-keeping issues remain unresolved, the full scope of the problems at the nation’s premier military cemetery is unknown and the cemetery’s leadership cannot say how long it will take to fix the situation.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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