Old Post Chapel Gets $3M Renovation
While a building renovation may seem insubstantial, the Old Post Chapel is unique: It is where funerals are held for burials at Arlington National Cemetery. As noted at the awkwardly-named Pentagram military paper:
The Old Post Chapel…built in 1934, has been undergoing a first-of-its-kind $3 million renovation since the beginning of the year…
These upgrades will be an improvement to the quality of life for the Family members who attend funerals at the chapel…
“Arlington National Cemetery chaplains conduct the funerals there in support of their mission,” [Chaplain (LtCol) Clyde Scott] said. The Old Guard supports the mission of ANC by providing ushers in the chapel as well as the Caisson Platoon. The honor guards and military service bands also play an important role in the full-honors funerals. “We’ve had on average four funerals a day here most every day since January,” said Scott.
Funerals are currently being held at Memorial Chapel but will move over soon after the chapel re-opens.
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