Arlington National Cemetery running out of room

Posted at 5:32 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 09:16:38-04

The most iconic place in the country where our servicemen and women are laid to rest is running out of room.

The burial grounds at Arlington National cemetery have been around since the 1860s.

Executive director Karen Durham-Aguilera says there are only 100,000 spaces left. At this rate, the cemetery will be full by 2041.

“We could restrict eligibility to those active duty, who perish on active duty, Medal of Honor recipients and valor awards. So, if we have those type of restrictions, we can remain open for generations to come. One thing that is very special about Arlington, Americans from every single conflict in this country have been laid to rest here -- every single one," said Durham-Aguilera.

The national cemetery wants to hear from the public about the growing lack of space.

Click here to take a survey about the future of Arlington National Cemetery.

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