The remains of two Union sailors who went down with the ironclad USS Monitor off the North Carolina coast will be honored Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Civil War ship sank 150 years ago. The remains were found in 2002. Lauren Heesemann is the research coordinator for NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.
"The date for the burial was chosen because its the 151st anniversary of the battle of Hampton Roads which is one of the battles that the Monitor is most known for; the battle of the Monitor versus the Merrimack or the CSS Virginia," Heesemann says.