Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update: Arlington Cemetery administration testimony

ROA Testimony to the House on Reserve Component members burials at Arlington resulted in a phone call from Senate staffers to be briefed on the same subject.

View ROA's statement for the record on rules for interment at Arlington Cemetery

ROA met last week with staffers from the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, about Arlington Cemetery. CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.), ROA’s legislative director, and Elizabeth Cochran, ROA’s legislative assistant answered questions about ROA’s House testimony to help educate the professional staffers about Army burial policy at Arlington Cemetery for selected Reservists as they prepare for a hearing at the end of the month.

At the request of the staffers, ROA also contacted members of The Military Coalition and the National Military and Veterans Alliance as the committee is seeking further input from associations on how Arlington Cemetery should be administered.

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