As It Runs Out Of Space, Iconic Arlington National Cemetery Faces Uncertain Future

  • Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery, one of America’s most notable symbolic memorials to freedom, will soon run out of room.
  • Despite two extensions in progress meant to expand capacity until 2060, the 639-acre cemetery’s eligibility requirements and geographical footprint must change to preserve space for future generations of American heroes, officials say.
  • “It’s absolutely critical that we plan for the expansion of the Arlington National Cemetery,” said Mario Marquez, director of national security for the American Legion.
  • “It serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by generations of service members and must continue to provide space for future generations to honor their loved ones in this revered place.”
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