I am pleased to share with you an important new video highlighting the recent and remarkable changes made at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Produced by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), “Arlington National Cemetery: Honor Restored,” is a 14-minute overview of the complete organizational evolution that has restored Arlington National Cemetery to its rightful place of honor.
When issues were raised about Arlington in 2010, the United States Army brought a host of resources to bear to meet the challenge. Arlington’s operations were modernized by geospatially mapping the cemetery, digitally archiving all records, upgrading grounds equipment, and overhauling training and certification of employees. In less than two years Arlington National Cemetery has been restored to its rightful place as a state of the art national treasure, well ahead of the timelines set by the president’s Managing Government Records Directive.
Now recognized as the military’s center of excellence for cemeteries, ANC’s executive director was recently designated as the HQDA staff principal responsible for enacting the same level of operational excellence across all military cemeteries under Army purview.
As an advocate and supporter of the United States Army, AUSA is proud to help spread the good news about Arlington National Cemetery. I hope you enjoy the video, and know that you will agree that honor has been indeed restored.