Politician rightly buried at Arlington

Regarding Sen. Edward Kennedy's burial at Arlington National Cemetery ("Politician wrongly buried at Arlington," Sept. 8):

By Arlington's rules, he was qualified to be buried there by virtue of being honorably discharged from active-duty military, and having held an elective office of the U.S. government. Whether someone finds it "distasteful" doesn't factor into the rules for burial.

Carol Howard

Dearing

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