Arlington National Cemetery
Mar 8, 2013 — The remains of the unknown sailors were found a decade ago in the wreck of the USS Monitor, a revolutionary ironclad warship. It sank months after its history-making clash with an iron-armored Confederate ship in 1862.
Oct 22, 2012 — After coming under intense criticism for unmarked graves, misplaced records and mishandling of some remains, the cemetery has created a database of 259,978 grave sites, niches and markers. The hope is that family members and the public will use the data.
Dec 23, 2011 — A review of 259,978 gravesites and more than 510,000 records has identified 64,230 cases of potential problems that range from minor mistakes in files to errors on gravestones. It's possible more "burial errors" will be discovered.
Aug 29, 2011 — As they did during Hurricane Isabel in 2003, the Washington-area blizzards in 2009-10 and other extreme weather events, soldiers of The Old Guard continued to march at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns.
Jun 29, 2011 — "A federal grand jury in Alexandria has been subpoenaing witnesses and records relating to the scandal at the nation's most venerated military burial ground," sources tell The Washington Post.
Apr 27, 2011 — With his "Preserve and Honor" project, 17-year-old Ricky Gilleland has made it possible for family and friends of fallen veterans to know where their loved ones are buried at the mismanaged national cemetery and to visit from afar via the Web.