Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) released the following statement on the Department of the Army Inspector General’s report on errors and misconduct at Arlington National Cemetery:


“Arlington National Cemetery is a sacred shrine and it breaks my heart to learn about mismarked gravesites, mishandling of remains, missing documentation, and failures to notify next-of-kin.  This conduct is disgraceful and cannot be tolerated. 


“The House Armed Services Committee will investigate this issue and work to ensure that every single element of the cemetery’s operations conveys the honor, dignity, and respect our nation’s military heroes and their families have earned.”