John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: Memorial Day

Ten national cemeteries and memorials maintained by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs:

  1. Wood National Cemetery (Milwaukee, Wis.)
  2. Ball's Bluff National Cemetery (Leesburg, Va.)
  3. Fort Jackson National Cemetery (Columbia, S.C.)
  4. Woodlawn Monument Site (Terre Haute, Ind.)
  5. Barrancas National Cemetery (Pensacola, Fla.)
  6. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (St. Louis, Mo.)
  7. Mount Pleasant Cemetery Soldiers' Lot (Augusta, Maine)
  8. Finns Point National Cemetery (Salem, N.J.)
  9. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery (Santa Nella, Calif.)
  10. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix)

I've been to just one of these: Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, which I believe is the second smallest of the national cemeteries maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Battleground National Cemetery is smaller, but it's maintained by the National Park Service.) It's also interesting in that just one of the 54 soldiers interred there is known by name: James Allen of Co. H, 15th Massachusetts Infantry. Here's a picture, taken by Wikipedia user Acroterion and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Ball's Bluff National Cemetery


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