Laid to rest, 150 years after the Civil War

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    Laid to rest, 150 years after the Civil War

    2 Civil War sailors from USS Monitor buried in Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) More than 150 years after the USS Monitor sank off North Carolina during the Civil War, two unknown crewmen found in the ironclad's turret when it was raised a decade ago were buried Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

    The evening burial, which included a gun salute and a band playing "America the Beautiful," may be the last time Civil War soldiers are buried at the cemetery overlooking Washington.

    "Today is a tribute to all the men and women who have gone to sea, but especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf," said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who spoke at a funeral service before the burial.

    The Monitor made nautical history when the Union ship fought the Confederate CSS Virginia in the first battle between two ironclads on March 9, 1862. The battle was a draw.
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    The honor never dies. RIP
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    It is imperative we treat our Military dead to the highest honors they deserve,no matter how long after the last engagement,
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    Glad to see they did what they did. .... took them awhile to do it (10 yrs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It is imperative we treat our Military dead to the highest honors they deserve,no matter how long after the last engagement,
    ^^^YEP^^^^^^^

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    God Speed! I was wondering when they were going to bury them.

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