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Reporting from Arlington National Cemetery

Joe Holley

Mark Berman, who's on the staff of The Post's Virginia desk, covers burials at Arlington National Cemetery. He's been to more than 70 of these ceremonies in the last two years, he writes in Sunday's Outlook section. He's discovered what all of us who write obits have discovered: that to talk to family members about their loved one is not intrusive, that family members invariably want to talk. It's not always easy for them, but they want their loved one's story told.

To tell the story is "a small thing in the scheme of things, but it's the least we can do -- just provide coverage," Mark writes. Reading his article is another way for the rest of us "to remember and pay attention."

By Joe Holley |  May 24, 2009; 5:38 PM ET  | Category:  Joe Holley
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