New Burial Rules Seek to Extend Arlington Cemetery Lifespan

The Army is proposing new rules to significantly restrict eligibility for burial at Arlington National Cemetery, seeking to preserve a dwindling number of gravesites well into the future.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Army is proposing new rules to significantly restrict eligibility for burial at Arlington National Cemetery, seeking to preserve a dwindling number of gravesites well into the future. The Army said the proposed restrictions would preserve the lifespan of the cemetery for another 150 years. Without such changes, it said, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s. “Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine for all Americans,…

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