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Even Arlington Cemetery Can't Escape Storm Damage

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Arlington National Cemetery, shown here in 2011 file photo, sustained damage from last Friday's derecho.
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Arlington National Cemetery, shown here in 2011 file photo, sustained damage from last Friday's derecho.

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is assessing damage from last Friday's storm. The cemetery lost trees in several areas and some headstones were affected.

In total, Arlington National Cemetery says 28 trees were either lost or damaged to the point that they'll have to be removed. Two white oaks and one red oak were estimated to be at least 225 years old.

Clean up crews have been working since Saturday to clear the debris. The cemetery says a small number of headstones were damaged in the storm.   New headstones will be ordered to replace them.

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