Funeral Arrangements for Alexander Haig have been made.
Visitation will take place for Former Secretary State Alexander Haig at the Joseph Gawler’s and Sons Funeral Home in Washington DC. on Monday March 1st 2009 from 2 to 9pm . The address is 5131 Wisconsin Ave. NW
A Catholic Mass will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
Military Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
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The Funeral and Burial for Alexandre Haig(Al Haig) will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, but there is no date announced.
Alexander Haig as a former Secretary of State and a presidential aide to three presidents.
According to a catholic publication there will be a funeral at Fort Meyer Chapel.
“the Army was coordinating a Mass at Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., and interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
The priest, a former president of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, said the services for his brother would likely be delayed for about two weeks.”
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Dead on a Street in Haiti- Photo credit Reuters Carlos Barria
Voodoo priests and their religion(popular in Haiti) respect death and believe that Mass Burials and graves are wrong! Their belief and objections are so strong that the leading voodoo priest met with the Haitian President to object to mass earthquake burials.
There is also the fear among some of the Voodoo believers in Haiti, that “Zombies” may arise from the mass graves|burials in Haiti to persecute the dead.
Haiti’s voodoo priests say anonymous mass burials are an improper way to handle the tens of thousands of dead from the earthquake, and have taken their complaint to President Rene Preval.
Dumping the dead in hurriedly excavated mass graves without proper rites is seen as desecration in a country where many believe in zombies – dead bodies brought back to life by supernatural forces who could persecute the living.
Almost all the religions in the world, mainstream or not object to disrespect of the dead and improper burial. Proper burial and respect for the dead is a core belief among most humans. Mass Graves and burials are seen as desecration in most every culture in the world.
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Sadly, the horror continues, up to 70,000 Haitians may already be buried in Mass Graves. How it is happening is absolute horror. Haitian radio is telling the citizens to take the bodies into the streets.
Dump trucks are taking the Dead to landfills where they are counted(They gave up on Identifying the bodies) and buried covered in dirt in mass burials, mass graves.
This is unacceptable treatment of the Dead for any society no matter how poor, no matter what the situation.
Sixty government dump trucks and loaders with eight-man teams do the work, Celestin said.
“It’s a long process. Step one, is they put the body into the loader. The loader then puts the body into the truck.”
Celestin said his men are not professionals, just road builders doing their best.
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Haiti Earthquake Mass Grave dump truck image source Mass Grave-Photo source: JONATHAN TORGOVNIK/ FOR CNN via http://sostandout.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/haiti-earthquake-victims-placed-in-mass-graves/ THIS PHOTO REMOVED FLICKR IMAGE SOURCE CHANGED TO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
President Obama, wife Michelle an Former President Bill Clinton attended the Funeral of the mother of Vice President Joe Biden. Biden gave the Eulogy for his mother Jean Biden.
President Obama and wife Michelle (sporting a new hairstyle) attended the funeral today of Joe Biden’s mother, Jean, who died Friday at age 92.
Former President Bill Clinton also attended the service, as did nearly 500 others.
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President of the Unite states attending the VP Mothers Funeral
The President of the United States will attend the Jean Biden Funeral Mass Today. The service begins at 11:00 AM Eastern time in Wilmington,Delaware.
Funeral Services: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will join Vice President Joe Biden and his family in Wilmington, Del., today to attend the funeral of Biden’s mother, Jean Biden, who died Friday at the age of 92.
Security is very strict for this funeral. This is due to recent attempts at terrorism. No purses or handbags allowed in side the funeral mass.
Sadly there are reports of protesters across the street from the church.
The exact arrival time and route to the funeral at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Brandywine Hundred, had not been disclosed to the public.
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