Monthly Archives: February 2011

Where Valor Rests demystifies Arlington National Cemetery

Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery by Rick Atkinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s rare that a cemetery guidebook makes me cry, but the photos of families saying their final goodbyes in Where Valor Rests did me in. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #3: Seamen’s Cemetery

Seamen’s Cemetery Waine’e Street, between Panaewa and Dickenson Streets next to Maria Lanakila Church Lahaina, Maui Established: in the early 1800s Number of interments: Unknown. Many are no longer marked. By design, the city of Lahaina still reflects old Hawaii. … Continue reading

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The one cemetery book you need

Highgate Cemetery: Victorian Valhalla by Felix Barker My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you own no other book of cemetery photos, this is the one to have. Be warned, however: once you see this book, you will want to … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #2: Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery Swain’s Lane London, Highgate, N6 6PJ United Kingdom Telephone: (+44) (0)20 8340 1834 Email: info@highgate-cemetery.org Dedicated: May 20, 1839 Size: 37 acres Number of interments: 170,000 people buried in 53,000 graves Open: The cemetery is open every day, … Continue reading

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Cemetery events at Cypress Lawn

Colma, California’s beautiful Cypress Lawn Cemetery has posted their schedule of events for 2011.  It includes lectures by a variety of experts on topics ranging from writing obituaries for regular people to the tombs of “regal personalities,” as well as … Continue reading

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