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April 20, 1916 In Memorial

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Monument as “A statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a notable person or event”.

Arlington National Cemetery itself is such a monument:  Memorial Drive extending across the Potomac and connecting Arlington House, the former home of a Confederate general, with the Lincoln Memorial at the opposite end, symbolizing the immutable bond between North and South. 457 more words

Final Jeopardy 4-19-2018

April 19, 2018


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US Historic Sites


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Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed “our most sacred shrine” 45 more words

Buckeye Zealot

Pittsburgh Marine Who Died In World War II Finally Laid To Rest

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Millions of Americans served in World War II and thousands of them never came home.

One local family had all but given up hope of finding the remains of their loved one, but that all changed Monday when they finally laid him to rest. 269 more words


Washington D.C., 2018

Hey there!  I wanted to toss this pile of pictures from our weekend trip to D.C. up here on the bloggity blog before weeks pass and I lose all the details from my memory (which tends to happen more frequently now that I have kids and am getting older).   896 more words


Medal Of Honor Recipient From Mass. Buried At Arlington Cemetery

BOSTON (AP/CBS) — A former U.S. Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 203 more words


Where are they now?

I have a big spreadsheet for tracking information about the 75 Marine officers who served as instructors at TBS between the wars.  One of the items I recently added to the data was a record of where each one is buried.  149 more words