WASHINGTON (WEHT/CNN) – People across the US are spending veteran’s day honoring the men and women who served the country.
Some 22 million veterans and service members are currently eligible for burial at the historic Arlington National Cemetery where officials say they are running out of space.
Arlington is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active-duty troops, veterans, and their families.
For more than 150 years the hallowed grounds have recorded the history of American veterans.
1,500 of the first black combat soldiers who served in the Civil War were laid to rest at Arlington.
Presidents are there and so are hundreds of young troops who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now it looks like the march of time has caught up and Arlington is running out of room.
(This story was originally published on November 11, 2019)