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  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    October 22, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.

    U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar attack in the United States, but reinforced...

  • 70 years on, a missing private comes home

    September 16, 2014 | 9:24 am

    The scene at Arlington National Cemetery last Friday was not quite routine, but nor was it unusual: A clergyman said a prayer, an army NCO handed Bernard Gavrin’s closest living relative a folded U.S. flag, and a volunteer — one of the “Arlington Ladies” who attend to the needs of...

  • Senate approves chaplains monument

    May 27, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to authorize the construction of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for fallen Jewish chaplains.

    The bill approved Thursday night had already been approved by the House of Representatives.

    Dozens of national and locally based Jewish and...

  • U.S. House approves Jewish chaplains memorial

    May 24, 2011 | 10:25 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to authorize the construction of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for fallen Jewish chaplains.

    The bill was approved Monday night and now moves to the Senate.

    Dozens of national and locally based Jewish and veterans groups, led by...

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