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more than 1,300 wreaths missing for service at sc cemetery


columbia, s.c. (ap) — a south carolina military cemetery was missing more than 1,000 wreaths paid for by community donations for a special event.wis-tv reports that more than 1,300 wreaths weren’t delivered on time for a “wreaths across america” ceremony at fort jackson national cemetery.organizer carol davis told the crowd that gathered saturday for the event that she was upset and she hoped people would understand.a wreaths across america representative told the television station that a technical failure caused a delivery problem. davis says she was told that 1,400 wreaths would arrive in columbia by thursday.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.wreaths across america sponsoring wreath-laying ceremonies each december at arlington national cemetery and more than 1,20






convoy of wreaths headed for arlington national cemetery


columbia falls, maine — a convoy loaded with christmas wreaths has left down east maine for a weeklong journey to arlington national cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.the wreaths across america caravan departed sunday from columbia falls, where the wreaths were made. it'll travel through maine, new hampshire, massachusetts, connecticut, new jersey, delaware, maryland and washington d.c., before arriving in a week in arlington, virginia.the grand marshals are vietnam war medal of honor recipient roger donlon and his wife, norma donlon.the tradition began when maine wreath maker morrill worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to arlington cemetery. this year, there will be more than 200,000 of them placed at arlington alone. a total of 1.2 million wreaths will be






large group of volunteers place wreaths at arlington


arlington, va. (ap) — a huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at arlington national cemetery.wtop-fm reports the annual event drew a large crowd saturday, with more than 245,000 wreaths placed at grave sites.the wreaths across america caravan traveled earlier this month from columbia falls, maine, where the wreaths were made. the caravan went through several states before arriving in arlington.the grand marshals are vietnam war medal of honor recipient roger donlon and his wife, norma donlon.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the tradition began when maine wreath maker morrill worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to arlington cemetery. a total of 1.2 million wreaths will be placed on markers across the country in 1,238 locations.






hassan to participate in wreaths across america


boscawen, n.h. (ap) — u.s. sen. maggie hassan is participating a ceremony to honor american service members with wreaths for the holidays.hassan, a democrat, is joining the wreaths across america organization at the new hampshire state veterans ceremony. the group lays wreaths on the graves of veterans during the holidays.she says the event pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, their loved ones and all the brave men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces.






rule change could make shinzo abe longest-serving leader in japan


japanese prime minister shinzo abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials monday ahead of a visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunged the united states into world war ii.abe landed at joint base pearl harbor-hickam and then headed to national memorial cemetery of the pacific,... (tribune news services)






seattle-area fallen veterans honored in wreaths across america ceremonies


at more than 1,200 locations across america, including seattle-area cemeteries, more than half a million wreaths were placed.share storyby seattle times staffthe seattle timesseattle times staff






space webcasts: nasa service honors john glenn at arlington national cemetery


nasa aired a memorial service today for the late astronaut pioneer john glenn, who died in december, to mark his internment into arlington national cemetery in virginia.






support pours in for damaged jewish cemetery near st. louis


university city, mo. (ap) — a suburban st. louis jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.cleanup continues wednesday at the chesed shel emeth society cemetery in university city, missouri. the cemetery has posted on facebook that 154 headstones were damaged in a crime discovered monday morning.investigators continue to review surveillance video in hopes of capturing those responsible.a large crowd stood at the cemetery tuesday night for a candlelight vigil. gov. eric greitens, who is jewish, organized a volunteer effort to help in the cleanup, scheduled for wednesday afternoon. an interfaith service is also planned.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.muslim groups la






shots fired during cemetery service for slain palos heights man; 2 in custody, p


evergreen park police said wednesday that charges against two men were pending after shots were fired during the graveside service for a palos heights man who was slain monday.police responded just before 3 p.m. wednesday to evergreen cemetery, 3401 w. 87th st., to a report of shots fired and apprehended two men who were trying to flee as officers arrived, according to deputy chief keith hojek.witnesses told police the shooting took place during the cemetery service for 39-year-old murad talib, who was shot in his home in the 7300 block of west ishnala drive in palos heights.nobody was injured in the cemetery shooting, and a revolver believed used was recovered, according to hojek. numerous witnesses who were at the graveside service positively identified the two men to police.along with e






support pours in for damaged jewish cemetery near st. louis


university city, mo. — a suburban st. louis jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the chesed shel emeth society cemetery in university city, missouri, with a goal of $20,000. by midmorning wednesday, $66,000 had been raised.cleanup continues wednesday. the cemetery has posted on facebook that 154 headstones were damaged in a crime discovered monday morning.investigators continue to review surveillance video in hopes of capturing those responsible.a large crowd stood at the cemetery tuesday night for a candlelight vigil. gov. eric greitens, who is jewish, organized a volunteer effort to help in the cleanup, scheduled for wed






support pours in for damaged jewish cemetery near st. louis


university city, mo. (ap) — a suburban st. louis jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the chesed shel emeth society cemetery in university city, missouri, with a goal of $20,000. by midmorning wednesday, $66,000 had been raised.cleanup continues wednesday. the cemetery has posted on facebook that 154 headstones were damaged in a crime discovered monday morning.investigators continue to review surveillance video in hopes of capturing those responsible.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.a large crowd stood at the cemetery tuesday night for a candlelight vigil. gov. eric greitens, who is jewish, organized a vol






mogadishu massacre: a gravedigger's worst nightmare | news


mohamed hassan is a gravedigger at barakat cemetery on the outskirts of the somali capital, mogadishu.hassan, 50, describes the difficulty of burying missing limbs blown off by the saturday truck explosion in mogadishu that left at least 300 dead, more than 300 others injured and 100 more still missing. the blast at a busy junction in downtown mogadishu was the deadliest in the east african country's history.hassan spoke to al jazeera's hamza mohamed."at around 1pm we left the cemetery because there was no work. burials usually happen during the morning. then i heard a very loud explosion."that morning, we had no work to do because there was no death. normally we bury one person a day. on a very busy day, we bury two people. it is not a lot of work for the seven of us that work in this cem






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remembrance sunday: uk events mark the nation's war dead


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionprince charles lays remembrance sunday wreath as the queen watches from a balconypoliticians, members of the royal family and veterans are commemorating those who lost their lives in conflict as the uk marks remembrance sunday.a two-minute silence was held across the country and wreaths were laid at memorials.prince charles attended the annual ceremony at the cenotaph in london and big ben chimed at 11:00 gmt.for the first time the queen did not lay a wreath but instead watched from the foreign office's balcony.at the cenotaph on whitehall, the last post was played shortly before the prince of wales laid the wreath.the royals were joined by prime minister theresa may, other senior politicians, religious leaders and dignitaries from a






80,000 u.s. service members remain missing in action


bernie o. aaberg was an army private with the 170th engineer combat battalion from minnesota who went missing in the philippines during world war ii. frank w. zywicki of new york also went missing in that war, a naval quartermaster lost when his submarine, the uss cisco, is believed to have been sunk by japanese bombers in the south china sea in late 1943.aaberg and zywicki have the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first and last service members on the u.s. military’s list of those missing in action. between the two of them are more than 80,000 others.data from the defense department’s pow/mia accounting agency (dpaa) outlines the scale of the number of those still considered lost in action. the missing originated from each of the 50 states and any number of u.s. territories — in






80,000 u.s. service members remain missing in action


bernie o. aaberg was an army private with the 170th engineer combat battalion from minnesota who went missing in the philippines during world war ii. frank w. zywicki of new york also went missing in that war, a naval quartermaster lost when his submarine, the uss cisco, is believed to have been sunk by japanese bombers in the south china sea in late 1943.aaberg and zywicki have the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first and last service members on the u.s. military’s list of those missing in action. between the two of them are more than 80,000 others.data from the defense department’s pow/mia accounting agency (dpaa) outlines the scale of the number of those still considered lost in action. the missing originated from each of the 50 states and any number of u.s. territories — in






80,000 u.s. service members remain missing in action


bernie o. aaberg was an army private with the 170th engineer combat battalion from minnesota who went missing in the philippines during world war ii. frank w. zywicki of new york also went missing in that war, a naval quartermaster lost when his submarine, the uss cisco, is believed to have been sunk by japanese bombers in the south china sea in late 1943.aaberg and zywicki have the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first and last service members on the u.s. military’s list of those missing in action. between the two of them are more than 80,000 others.data from the defense department’s pow/mia accounting agency (dpaa) outlines the scale of the number of those still considered lost in action. the missing originated from each of the 50 states and any number of u.s. territories — in






nasa service honors john glenn at arlington national cemetery


nasa aired a memorial service today for the late astronaut pioneer john glenn, who died in december, to mark his internment into arlington national cemetery in virginia. the service was broadcast live on nasa tv from 9-11 a.m. edt (1300-1500 gmt). once the video recording becomes available, you can watch the service in the window below, courtesy of nasa.from nasa:  nasa television will provide coverage of the interment service for nasa astronaut and u.s. senator john glenn at 9 a.m. edt on thursday, april 6, live from arlington national cemetery in virginia. glenn, who served four terms as a senator from ohio, was one of nasa's original seven mercury astronauts. his flight on friendship 7 on feb. 20, 1962, showed the world that america was a serious contender in the space race with the sov






another jewish cemetery is vandalized, this time in new york


rochester, n.y. — a cemetery in rochester, new york, has been targeted in the latest in a string of anti-semitic incidents around the country.the rochester democrat and chronicle newspaper reported that (http://on.rocne.ws/2m0mbso ) toppled and defaced headstones were discovered at waad hakolel cemetery in northwest rochester.cemetery officials said thursday there were at least a dozen desecrated grave markers.a rochester police spokeswoman says no suspects are in custody, but authorities are investigating.about 100 headstones were recently overturned in a jewish cemetery in philadelphia. that came about a week after a similar crime in missouri.in indiana, an apparent gunshot fired into a synagogue tuesday has drawn the attention of the fbi.






money being raised to restore vandalized jewish cemetery in philadelphia


a suburban st. louis jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the chesed shel emeth society cemetery in university city,...






world war ii cannon restored for return to suburban cemetery


mokena, ill. (ap) — a restored world war ii cannon that was taken away from a cemetery south of chicago because it was falling apart is about to return.the (tinley park) daily southtown reports the 1943 u.s. army m5 anti-tank weapon will be placed on a new cement pad at pioneer cemetery in the will county community of mokena during a ceremony on veterans day.the tank had stood at the cemetery for decades, but all those years out in the elements took its toll and left it rusty and broken.after it was towed away, a group of people worked on it. now that the job is done, william martin vfw post 725 commander jim hogan says returning the cannon to the cemetery feels “like a soldier coming home.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks






police say more than 100 jewish cemetery headstones damaged in philadelphia


a suburban st. louis jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.muslim groups have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the chesed shel emeth society cemetery in university city,...






monument dedicated to lgbt veterans defaced at abraham lincoln cemetery


a monument dedicated to lgbt veterans was vandalized earlier this month at abraham lincoln national cemetery in elwood, officials said.the granite monument was defaced with a black, tar-like substance, cemetery officials said.the markings were discovered june 16 by visitors at the cemetery's memorial walkway, the site of the monument, said sean baumgartner, director of the national cemetery.elwood mayor todd matichak said friday he was not aware of any suspects in custody, and did not want to comment further on the case."to purposely have that in your mind to do is just horrible," said baumgartner about the incident. "the circumstances, it looked like a deliberate thing, obviously."cemetery crews started working immediately to remove the tar, he said."there's some slight discoloration, and






vr: witness a sacred ritual and america’s highest honor at arlington national ce


elite sentinels guard the tomb of the unknown soldier 24/7, 365 days a year. the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington national cemetery represents all service members who lost their lives without their remains being identified.        






grant to fund construction of veterans’ cemetery in gallup


gallup, n.m. (ap) — gallup is getting its own veterans cemetery after a multi-million-dollar grant from the u.s. department of veteran affairs.u.s. sens. tom udall and martin heinrich along with rep. ben ray lujan said friday that the grant of $6.7 million will fund construction.the closest veterans’ cemetery is in santa fe, some 200 miles away.lawmakers say a national veterans’ cemetery in gallup will provide more convenient access to 19,000 vets and their families.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the grant will cover 443 pre-placed crypts, 140 in-ground cremation gravesites, 400 columbarium niches, a memorial wall and walkway and other aspects of the cemetery.it’s unclear when construction begins.






police: jewish cemetery vandalized in new york state


rochester, n.y. — a rochester cemetery has been targeted in the latest in a string of anti-semitic incidents around the country.the rochester democrat and chronicle newspaper reported that (http://on.rocne.ws/2m0mbso ) toppled and defaced headstones were discovered at waad hakolel cemetery in northwest rochester.cemetery officials said thursday there were at least a dozen desecrated grave markers.a rochester police spokeswoman tells the newspaper that there are no suspects in custody but authorities are investigating.about a hundred headstones were recently overturned in a jewish cemetery in philadelphia, only about a week after a similar crime in missouri.in indiana, an apparent gunshot fired into a synagogue tuesday has drawn the attention of the fbi.






hurry to see a cemetery while you still can appreciate it, says author loren rho


“i’ve never seen a ghost in a cemetery,” loren rhoads said at a reading for her unusual travel guide, “199 cemeteries to see before you die.” but, she added, “i’d really like to.”on the back patio of stories books and café in echo park, strewn with fake spider webs for halloween, about a dozen people gathered to have their books signed and meet the author tuesday night. rhoads read briefly from her informative, encyclopedic look at the world’s most remarkable cemeteries, many of which she has visited herself, before starting a more informal conversation.her icebreaker: “what’s your favorite cemetery?”“bonaventure, in georgia” a woman replied without a second thought. rhoads nodded her approval. bonaventure cemetery in georgia, one of loren rhoads "199 cemeteries to see before you die." dia






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more than 80,000 american service members remain missing in action – the denver


by philip bump, the washington postbernie o. aaberg was an army private with the 170th engineer combat battalion from minnesota who went missing in the philippines during world war ii. frank w. zywicki of new york also went missing in that war, a naval quartermaster lost when his submarine, the uss cisco, is believed to have been sunk by japanese bombers in the south china sea in late 1943.aaberg and zywicki have the distinctions of being, alphabetically, the first and last service members on the u.s. military’s list of those missing in action. between the two of them are more than 80,000 others.data from the defense department’s pow/mia accounting agency (dpaa) outlines the scale of the number of those still considered lost in action. the missing originated from each of the 50 states and






in photos: astronaut pioneer john glenn laid to rest at arlington national cemet


pioneering astronaut john glenn, the first american ever to orbit earth, was buried at arlington national cemetery on april 6, 2017. see nasa's photos of the somber memorial service.






trump to speak at arlington cemetery on memorial day


washington — president donald trump is preparing his first memorial day address at arlington national cemetery.trump is also set to lay a wreath monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many u.s. military members and others who have served the country.trump previewed the address saturday before he flew home from italy, the final stop on his first trip abroad since taking office.he addressed u.s. service members stationed at a naval base in sicily as "warriors of freedom" and the "patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning."trump also noted his desire to boost spending on the military, and as commander in chief pledged his "complete and unshakeable support" to the men and women in uniform.






$13k reward for info on vandal of philadelphia jewish cemetery


philadelphia — two organizations have pledged a total of $13,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for knocking over headstones in a jewish cemetery this weekend. philadelphia police said as many as 100 headstones were damaged at mount carmel jewish cemetery sometimes after dark saturday, but rabbi shawn zevit of…






give miramar national cemetery a chance, officials plead


people often call rep. scott peters’ office with a question that doesn’t have a good answer: how do i get a space in fort rosecrans national cemetery?the bad news is not really new. you basically can’t.the iconic cemetery in point loma has been closed to new casket burials since 1966, and the last open niche for ashes was filled in 2014. essentially, the only spots left are for the spouses of military veterans already laid to rest there, as well as the infrequent case of a service member killed in action.federal officials plan to hold an unusual open house saturday to market the high points of what’s probably some people’s plan b: miramar national cemetery.“we’re really trying to encourage people to look at miramar,” said maryanne pintar, district chief of staff for peters, a democrat whos






damage to philadelphia’s jewish cemetery worse than previously reported


more than 500 headstones were toppled overnight on saturday at a jewish cemetery in philadelphia, according to jewish community leaders there—a far higher number than the approximately 100 headstones that police had initially estimated. the vandalism occurred days after a similar incident at a jewish cemetery near st. louis, missouri, and amid an ongoing rash of…






funeral attendee s at hillside cemetery


someone s a 36-year-old man in a cemetery while he was attending a funeral urday afternoon in hillside, officials said.the incident happened about 2:50 p.m. at oakridge cemetery, 4301 w. roosevelt rd. in hillside, according to cook county sheriff's police spokeswoman sophia ansari. the victim was taken to loyola university medical center in maywood but his condition was not available.no arrests have been made, ansari said.






the latest: trump tweets thanks to us service members


washington — the latest on president donald trump's memorial day observance (all times local):9:15 a.m.president donald trump is thanking the men and women who died in service to the united states.in the first of two tweets trump sent out on monday, he says: "today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. thank you, god bless your families & god bless the usa!"in the second, trump says: "i look forward to paying my respects to our brave men and women on this memorial day at arlington national cemetery later this morning."the president is to deliver his first memorial day address and lay a wreath at the cemetery, the final resting place for many u.s. military members and others who have served the country.___3:15 a.m.president donald trump is preparing his f






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by ingrid anderson, lecturer, arts & sciences writing program, boston university. more than 100 headstones were vandalized at the jewish cemetery in philadelphia in feb. 2017. ap photo/jacqueline larma this february, more than 100 gravestones were vandalized at the chesed shel emeth society cemetery outside of st. louis, missouri and at the jewish mount carmel cemetery…






new photo shows ‘beautiful, resilient’ harriet tubman


closeskip in skipxembedxshare descendants and supporters celebrate national park near cambridge honoring harriet tubman a previously unrecorded photo of harriet tubman, circa 1860s, now up for auction.(photo: image courtesy of swann galleries) 111 connectlinkedinemailmoresalisbury, md. — just in time for the grand opening of a visitors center celebrating her early life on maryland's eastern shore, harriet tubman has a new look.a previously undocumented photograph has emerged from the ether of history, showing the underground railroad "conductor" in her younger days — slim, impeccably dressed and confident.“i’m so excited because it shows her so young and beautifully dressed," said kate clifford larson, a historian and author of a tubman biography. “she’s strong. it’s just amazing.”“to find