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Cemetery of the Week #84: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Also called the Punchbowl Cemetery 2177 Puowaina Drive Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-1729 Phone: (808) 532-3720 First modern burial: January 4, 1949 Size: 112 acres Number of interments: approximately 34,000 servicemen and women Open: September 30 … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #83: United States Marine Hospital Cemetery

United States Marine Hospital Cemetery Near 15th Avenue and Lake Street, behind the Presidio Landmark Building, off the Mountain Lake Trail GPS coordinates: 37° 47’ 20” N 122° 28’ 28” W Presidio National Park San Francisco, California Founded: 1881 Size: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #72: Avondale Cemetery

Avondale Cemetery 4 Avondale Avenue, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario N5A 6M4 Canada Telephone: 519-271-0250 ext. 246 Founded: 1871 Size: 44 acres Number of interments: 30,000 Open: Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. I was watching TV that morning before I went to my job as the Undergraduate English Secretary at the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

Once the ferry docked, everyone shuffled down the gangplank onto the blindingly white memorial. Despite the bustle, the monument seemed very peaceful. People kept quiet, moved slowly, were relatively polite to each other — but the men didn’t take off … Continue reading

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