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Senator Robert Byrd Family objects to Funeral photo in Gop Ad-Your Funeral Guy

6 Sep
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The senator Robert Byrd Family has objected to a Funeral Photo used in a GOP Ad for the deceased Senator Robert Byrd’s Senate seat.

One thing that Barack Obama has done in the last several years has gotten political capital for being griever in chief. Obama has spoken at many Funerals, from coal miners, to terrorist (Fort Hood)victims,to Senator Kennedy to Senator Robert Byrd.

One of Obama’s political opponents have capitalized on the President’s role of griever in chief.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd’s memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

The ad by Republican John Raese‘s campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd’s June 28 death.

via www.foxnews.com

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Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska to Buried at Arlington National Cemetery-yourfuneralguy

27 Aug
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Senator Ted Stevens Alaska’s longest serving Senator will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery(ANC) On Tuesday Afternoon August 31st 2010.

The family announced the private  Burial Friday before noon-in the press- August 27th 2010. An associated press statement went out at 8:08 AM.

Snippet From Fox News.

….Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., in a ceremony with relatives and friends.

In a statement Friday, the family said the decorated World War II pilot and president pro tempore of the Senate will be buried ….. with honors.

The 86-year-old Stevens was one of five people killed Aug. 9 in a plane crash while on a fishing trip near Dillingham in southwest Alaska.

via www.foxnews.com

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Some reports have the burial happening on September 28th, 2010. We shall await clarification.

No word on whether there will be video coverage live or not.

This date is consistent with the general 4-8 week wait for a veterans burial at Arlington National Cemetery

Senator Stevens Funeral -Video Link, Dignitaries-YourFuneralGuy

18 Aug
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The Funeral For Senator Ted Stevens will take place in Alaska on 08/18/2010. Dignitaries from Washington DC will be present along with Vice President Biden.

C-Span has a link to video of the funeral. Click here. The Funeral  Service is to Take place at the Anchorage Baptist Temple at 2pm local time and 6pm eastern time.

Over 25 current and former U.S. politicians will attend the funeral of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Wednesday in Anchorage.

Vice President Joe Biden, nine former senators, 11 current senators, two congressmen and five Alaska governors are expected to attend the service for Stevens, whose four decades of service in the Senate made him a political giant.

via thehill.com

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VP Biden to speak at Senator Stevens Funeral-Your Funeral Guy

17 Aug
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Vice President Biden will be speaking at Senator Ted Stevens Funeral Wednesday. The Funeral Will take place in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday.

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Anchorage, Alaska, to speak Wednesday at the funeral of former Sen. Ted Stevens.

Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate’s history, died Aug. 9 when his plane crashed in the remote mountains of southern Alaska. His funeral will be held at Anchorage Baptist Temple.

Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate before becoming vice president, said he and his wife knew Stevens well.

via thehill.com

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Arlington Concern does not transfer to other National Cemeteries|Your Funeral Guy

1 Aug
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Concern  surrounding Arlington National Cemetery is not transferring to other national Cemeteries run by the Veterans Administration.  There is the possibility that 6600 graves at Arlington National Cemetery have been mismarked according to One US Senator.

The shocking problem of unmarked or mislabeled graves at Arlington National Cemetery is “not a concern” at the 131 national cemeteries that are not controlled by the U.S. Army, the Department of Veterans Affairs says.

via www.foxnews.com

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6600 grave errors? At Arlington National Cemetery?-yourfuneralguy

31 Jul
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A Democratic senator is claiming there may been as many as 6,600 grave errors at Arlington National Cemetery.  This a sad story for the United States of America.

As government investigation of the ANC cemetery continues there is less tolerance for excuses.


Under hostile questioning from senators, two former top officials of Arlington National Cemetery acknowledged Thursday that they had been aware of problems for years with unmarked and mismarked graves and mishandled remains.

Former superintendent John C. Metzler said he accepted “responsibility for all my actions and for all of my team’s actions.”

Metzler and former assistant superintendent Thurman Higginbotham, who answered some questions but took the Fifth Amendment on most, had been subpoenaed to appear at the hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Operations subcommittee.

via www.kansascity.com

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd Dies|Funeral to come-yourfuneralguy

28 Jun

West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd died at 3:00 AM on Monday June 28th 2010  at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Senator Byrd was the longest serving Senator in the United States Senate.

Senator Byrd may have been the last Statesman in The United States Senate. As Funeral Plans are made and Funeral Video available Your Funeral Guy will Keep you posted

There is no cause of Death at this time. No Funeral or memorial service plans have been made public.

Byrd was a close friend of the Lte Senator Ted Kennedy.

Snippet from the Washington Post:

Robert C. Byrd, , a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the institution to shape the federal budget, protect the procedural rules of the Senate and, above all else, tend to the interests of his state, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.

Mr. Byrd had been hospitalized last week with what was thought to be heat exhaustion, but more serious issues were discovered, aides said Sunday. No formal cause of death was given.

via www.washingtonpost.com

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