BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Pokemon Go, a new augmented reality phone app that uses GPS to guide users to real-world landmarks for the purpose of collecting digital cartoon creatures, has taken the nation by storm.

As a result, Arlington National Cemetery — where President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Thurgood Marshall, Major General George S. Patton and thousands more U.S. veterans are buried — has posted a new policy to its Facebook page.

It reads:

“Out of respect for all those interred at Arlington National Cemetery, we require the highest level of decorum from our guests and visitors. Playing games such as “Pokemon Go” on these hallowed grounds would not be deemed appropriate. We request that visitors to ANC refrain from such activity.
Thank you.”

The Holocaust Museum has also asked people to refrain from partaking in the game on its premises.

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