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Mom Wins Right for Burial Next to Son

4 years ago September 30, 2010 Sep 30, 2010 Thursday, September 30 2010 Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:44:39 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A mom in Massachusetts who lost her only son in Iraq won the right for parents like her to be buried alongside their children in national veterans cemeteries. Denise Anderson fought for two-years to get Congress to change the rule and approve the Corey Shea Act, named for her 21-year-old son, killed in 2008. It allows burial privileges for some biologiocal or adoptive parents of service members in the 131 Veterans Affairs national cemeteries around the country. It does not apply to Arlington National Cemetery which is maintained by the Army. The law used to allow veterans, their spouses and minor children. Her son was single and childless.

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