In order to stay ahead of shrinking burial space, the Army is proposing new criteria to decide who is and is not eligible to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the service announced on Wednesday.

Under current criteria, "[n]early all of the 22 million living armed forces members and veterans are eligible for less than 95,000 remaining burial spaces." Without changes, the Army says the cemetery will hit capacity by the 2050s.

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Amid reports last month of a Army National Guard member who treated funeral detail with depressing and offensive frivolity, the photo of the day is funeral detail done right: at Arlington National Cemetery.

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