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  • Mel Hughes and Ryan Sanders, of Arlington's horticulture division, plant sedum Utah at the grave  site of former President John F. Kennedy.

    Arlington burial: Fanfare, precision

    A day at Arlington National Cemetery is a production worthy of a big-budget Hollywood picture combined with the precision of time-honored military code. Every 20-minute graveside service is a feat of scheduling, horticulture, cleaning, heavy machine operating, measuring and mapping.


  • Arlington burials up 'dramatically'

    A day at Arlington National Cemetery is a production worthy of a big-budget Hollywood picture combined with the precision of time-honored military code. There are nearly 30 burials a day — about 6,600 burials of veterans, their spouses and an occasional child annually. That number is a 20 percent increase from a few years ago. 3:15 p.m. Photos: Rolling Thunder bikers up close Washington set to be 'Thunder'-struck Bush calls for 'moment of remembrance' In France, white markers of American valor Video: Bush meets 'Rolling Thunder'


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