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Cemetery of the Week #133: Mare Island Cemetery

Mare Island Cemetery also known as The Mare Island Naval Cemetery Blake Avenue Mare Island, Vallejo, California 94590 Telephone: (707) 557-1538 First recorded burial: 1856 Years of Usage: Circa 1856-1921, although some burials continued after the cemetery was officially closed. … Continue reading

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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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