Friday, July 17, 2009

Outrage At Arlington National Cemetery

Horrible record keeping, carlessness, inedptitude at Arlington National Cemetery has
been uncovered.

It seems none of the computer systems and updates work properly. So the cemetery is run
with pen and paper. Index cards are used.

It has been found that graves sites do not match the maps. Some headstones are in the wrong
place. Workers admit that there are some places they do not know who is buried or where.

This is an outrage, these bave men and women gave their lives for our country and deserve
to be treated with honor and respect.

To allow something like this to go on for years is inexcuseable this has to be corrected immediately.

Not only that, but in the new section for the fallen warriors of Iraq and Afghanstan mementoes
left on the graves by family and loved ones are left to rot in the rain or gathered up and
thrown in the garbage.

I can only feel sorrow and pain for those affected by this injustice.

Call, write, fax, email your elected officials and demand an immediate Congressional Probe into the wrong doing. This is criminal and those responsible should be punished to the full extent
of the law.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Vice Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"