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Arlington Cemetery, responding to family complaints, will allow small mementos at gravesites

A spokeswoman says Arlington National Cemetery is relaxing its policies to allow family members of those buried in its Section 60 to leave behind small mementos and photos to honor those interred there.

Section 60 is the part of the cemetery that is home to most of those killed in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cemetery spokeswoman Jennifer Lynch said Wednesday that officials met with Section 60 families on Oct. 6, and worked out a compromise that will allow displays through the fall and winter months. She says the cemetery can more easily accommodate the informal displays in the fall, now that the weather is cooler and the grass-mowing requirements have subsided.

The cemetery will review its regulations and policies to see if a long-term accommodation can be made.

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