Vets groups oppose new burial restrictions on Arlington Cemetery, but officials see few options

WASHINGTON — Veterans groups on Thursday opposed the idea of severely restricting eligibility for burial at Arlington National Cemetery in coming years to ensure the viability of the iconic landmark for decades to come.

But military officials said they don’t see another realistic choice.

“We are filling up every single day,” said Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director of Army National Military Cemeteries. “Within the next few years, Section 60 — known for the recent wars — will be closed. This is on our mind every day.”

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