USS Monitor Sailors to be Interred
On February 12, 2013, Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, announced that the two sailors recovered from the remains of USS Monitor are to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on March 8, 2013, with full military honors.
The March 8 graveside interment will take place in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, between the amphitheater and the USS Main Mast memorial. The graveside service will be open to the public, and it should begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. However, members of the public will not be involved in and/or participate directly in the funeral procession or graveside service. Click here for more information.
In 2002, during the joint NOAA and U.S. Navy recovery expeditions of the USS Monitor, two United States sailors were discovered inside the turret of the Civil War ironclad. Since their recovery, the remains have been at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii. JPAC and the Navy have been working to identify these two men.
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Read more about the sailors who were lost when the USS Monitor sank.