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Air Force Veteran Offering Her Arlington Plot To Boston Bomber (UPDATE)

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UPDATE:  6:15pm:  According to Arlington National Cemetery’s Facebook page, Arlington’s official stance on the subject is :  Nope, uh-uh, ain’t gonna happen.  Thank goodness!

On their Facebook page today, this post appeared:

If you need cheater glasses like CJ does, here is the excerpt:

We have been receiving calls about the interview a veteran did regarding giving up her space at a veteran cemetery to the Boston Bombing suspect so he can be buried. We want to make it clear that this suspect is not eligible to be buried at Arlington — a veteran can’t transfer their eligibility to another person. Please pass this along to those who are concerned!  (Facebook)


I, for one, am relieved.


Now, here is the original story:

An Air Force Veteran is offering her burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased Boston Bombing suspect.

You may have read that the funeral home in Massachusetts is having a hard time finding a cemetery willing to bury the body; Julie Frein, a 2-year Air Force Veteran, feels that

“nobody deserves to rot above ground”

According to Fox Baltimore, Frein says that the is offering up her plot so that this whole ordeal can be over with.  When asked about public sentiment (of having a terrorist buried in a field along side war heroes), she disregarded it, saying that people would just need to get over it.

How do you feel about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body being allowed to spend eternity laying in one of our national cemeteries?


(Via Fox Baltimore)

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