Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) march off after supporting military funeral honors in Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 8, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)
The publication of a draft rule on revised eligibility for burial at Arlington National Cemetery has been postponed indefinitely as the public navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public comment period was expected to begin in April. There is no “firm date” for when the rule will be cleared, said Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director of the Office of Army Cemeteries, the agency that manages Arlington National Cemetery.
“Right now, the focus of the administration, the nation, is on the response of the coronavirus,” Durham-Aguilera said.
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