Photos Of The Week

January 2012

January 30, 2012

NASA Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery To commemorate the Day of Remembrance, NASA officials placed wreaths at the Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia memorials (top photo) and at the gravesites of Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee, U.S. Navy and Lt. Col. Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, U.S. Air Force (bottom photo) at Arlington National Cemetery, January 26, 2012. The day honors the astrona...

January 23, 2012

A U.S. Air Force casket team carries the remains of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers, Jr. to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery January 20, 2012. Weathers was buried with full military honors. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mareshah Haynes, U.S. Air Force

January 16, 2012

Construction has begun on Columbarium Court 9, which will contain more than 20,000 niche spaces. When completed, it will be the largest at Arlington -- nearly the length of two football fields. This project will extend the life of the cemetery until 2024 -- without it, Arlington National Cemetery would have run out of niche space in fiscal year 2016. Photo by Jennifer Lynch, ANC

January 09, 2012

Army National Cemeteries Advisory Commission Secretary of the Army John McHugh (center) with members of the first Army National Cemeteries Advisory Commission after the swearing in ceremony Nov. 30. McHugh established the commission to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters related to Army national cemeteries. The commission members are from left, Capt. Thomas Kelley, U.S. Nav...

January 02, 2012

The 23rd anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 - A bugler from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” plays “Taps” at the remembrance ceremony to honor the 270 individuals who died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 21, 2011. The ceremony is an annual tradition by the non-profit organization, The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103. U.S. Army P...

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