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Senators Urge Expedited Waivers for Same-Sex Burials in National Cemeteries

Senators Urge Expedited Waivers for Same-Sex Burials in National Cemeteries
On January 29, 2013, Secretary Shinseki granted a waiver, the first of its kind, for the burial of civilian Nancy Lynchild in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Her spouse, retired Lieutenant Colonel Linda Campbell, led the months long efforts to make the waiver a reality.
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President Obama Observes Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

See the video below of President Obama laying a wreath, and also see the White House blog for more on Petty Officer Taylor Morris' amazing story...
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