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Information for the Fanily

These web pages were created to inform our family, their children, their children's children, and friends about Arlington National Cemetery and to make our passing a less of a shock. Your mother and I have spent a couple of months in this planning. We hope that when we are done it will answer all of your questions. Below is what we have come up with they are our wishes and please don't change them.

There are no fees or costs for an inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery. All costs associated with preparation of the remains have been prepaid by your mother and me by burial agreements # (last 4 digits) 2539 and # (last 4 digits)2547 through Good Family Funeral Home.

The only cost to the family will be the hand carrying of the U.S. Flag, the urn for your father, and urn for your mother and with a Certificate of Cremation or a Death Certificate. To be issued to the family before departing Rochester, Indiana and hand carried by the family to Arlington National Cemetery for the service.

There are no fees or costs for an inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery. All costs associated with preparation of the remains have been prepaid by your mother and me by burial agreements # (last 4 digits) 2539 and # (last 4 digits)2547 through Good Family Funeral Home.

The only cost to the family will be the hand carrying of the U.S. Flag, the urn for your father, and urn for your mother and with a Certificate of Cremation or a Death Certificate. To be issued to the family before departing Rochester, Indiana and hand carried by the family to Arlington National Cemetery for the service.

Arranging an inurnment upon the demise of the veteran and veteran's spouse, Curt Henriott, or Romy Shortz if Curt is unavailable, should contact Good Family Funeral Home (574) 223-1200 to let them know you are the personal representative for the family. While you are at the funeral home, the funeral director should telephone the Interment Office at Arlington National Cemetery (703) 607-8585 to arrange for the inurnment service. Before scheduling the service, the cemetery staff will need to determine the eligibility of the deceased Funeral Home Director has the necessary information of file. Upon verification of eligibility, the cemetery staff will schedule the interment. Any documents requested by the cemetery staff to confirm eligibility can be faxed to the cemetery on telephone number (703) 607-8583.

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag. Only one burial flag may be provided per veteran. Requests for a burial flag must be made at the time of need (see funeral director about flag). The government will provide at no cost to the estate of the deceased a white niche cover. The cemetery staff at Arlington will place the order, which goes to the National Cemetery Administration, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The order for the niche cover will include the appropriate inscription and our choice is the Christian cross.

WELCOME TO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Listed below are the links to 9 main selections on the Arlington National Cemetery website. The first selection (About Us) click on it and the name changes to (About Arlington National Cemetery) and below it are listed 4 selections click on (Mission & Vision) it list the facts. Go to the Last one (Policies) there are 9 selections listed five has Fact Sheets, the other 5 have between 1 to 24 selections, I came up with 185 selection for all of them.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – Arlington National Cemetery will dedicate its ninth columbarium court on May 9, 2013 by conducting a joint full honors committal service for six unclaimed remains of veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces.

The committal service will start at 9 a.m. and will be open to the public.

Arlington officials partnered with the Missing in America Project to identify the six unclaimed remains, who will be the first inurnments in the ninth columbarium court. MIAP is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that locates, identifies and inters the unclaimed cremated remains of American veterans.

“The military traditions associated with burials at Arlington National Cemetery, the nation's premier military cemetery, are honoring these heroes who were identified by the Missing in America Project,” said Kathryn A. Condon, executive director of Army National Military Cemeteries. “I can't think of a better way to dedicate this hallowed ground than by honoring these forgotten heroes who until now, did not have a resting place befitting their service and sacrifice,” she said.

The new Columbarium Court No. 9 is approximately 116 feet wide, 11 feet tall and 540 feet long – nearly the length of two football fields. It contains 20,296 niches and is two-and-a-half times bigger than Arlington’s next largest columbarium. The $15.6 million construction project began in Jan. 2012 and is scheduled to be completed on time.

“Without the Columbarium Court No. 9 expansion, Arlington National Cemetery would have run out of niche space in 2016. By adding more than 20,000 niche spaces for our veterans and their families, Columbarium Court No. 9 is extending the life of the cemetery for years to come,” said Condon. Arlington National Cemetery is committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes, veterans and their families through dignified military burial and inurnment services.

The work that Arlington is undertaking today will further enable the cemetery to be a place for people to Honor, Remember and Explore this Nation’s rich history well into the future.

The Columbarium

The Columbarium is located in the southeast section of the Cemetery, about a half mile from the Memorial Gate. In April 1980, the first 5,000-niche section of Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium for cremated remains was opened for use. Eventually, 100,000 niches will be provided.


The Courts are numbered as:
Court # 1 South      Court # 2 North
Court # 3 South      Court # 4 North
Court # 5 South      Court # 6 North
Court # 7 South      Court # 8 North

The new Columbarium Court No. 9 is approximately 116 feet wide, 11 feet tall and 540 feet long – nearly the length of two football fields. It contains 20,296 niches and is two-and-a-half times bigger than Arlington’s next largest columbarium.

“Without the Columbarium Court No. 9 expansion, Arlington National Cemetery would have run out of niche space in 2016. By adding more than 20,000 niche spaces for our veterans and their families, Columbarium Court No. 9 is extending the life of the cemetery for years to come,” said Condon. Arlington National Cemetery is committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes, veterans and their families through dignified military burial and inurnment services.


This is the niche cover for Major Thomas Jacobson, medal of honor, USMC,
1925 ~ 2000.
Photos Arlington National Cemetery
Columbarium


CWO2 and Mrs Paul D. Henriott
US Army, Retired, web masters
Last updated 25 March 2014