scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Historic Hiking Trails Brochures & Awards
Joe Burns (jburns@EROLS.COM
Sun Aug 13 2000 - 21:14:03 CDT
OOPS, I forgot to sign the original of this before I sent it out.
Also Supervisory Park Ranger
Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo, MD
Actually, Cheryl, It is not a National Park Service rule. The NPS does
the cemetery. It is a VA rule, they DO own and administer the
cemetery. As a
former Curator and Park Ranger at Arlington House I was frequently put
position of having to ask people to not picnic on NPS grounds because we
inside the Cemetery.
The present Cemetery superintendent, Jack Metzler, has issued
his staff to strictly enforce this regulation. He told me that it had
place since the early 1900's. This is the first I have heard about
bottles being forbidden. The Arlington HOuse bookstore even sold water
after I left.
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> OK, OK. (G) I've gotten about a dozen such as this one, so ...
> Sometime prior to 1999 (exact date unknown to me because I didn't ask
> during the 1990s), it became illegal to eat or drink within the Cemetery
> (apparently including the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington House, and the
> Amphitheatre). I was told that it had ALWAYS been a illegal, that to
> permit it was disrepectful of the sacrifice those buried there had made,
> that it lessened the hallowed, sanctified atmosphere a cemetery should have.