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Cemetery of the Week #157: Normandy American Cemetery

Normandy American Cemetery Also known as the Omaha Beach Cemetery and Cimetière Américain de Normandie 14710, Colleville-sur-Mer, France Dedicated: 1956 Size: 172.5 acres (70 hectares) Number of interments: 9387 Open: Except on December 25 and January 1, the cemetery is open … Continue reading

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Photo Guide to the Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery by Rebecca Boggs Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow, this book made me want to visit this cemetery. I picked the book up in Washington DC, but didn’t get a chance to read it until … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: Westminster Church

by E. A. Black I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and Edgar Allan Poe has always been my favorite writer. When I was 17 and a junior in high school back in the 1970s, my social studies teacher gave my … Continue reading

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Death’s Garden: The Dead Dreaming

by Billie Sue Mosiman We lived in Helena, Arkansas and I was thirteen. In the summer, I’d make a sack lunch, take a book, hop on my bike, and ride off across the hills and ravines to the Civil War … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #139: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Hull Street and Snowhill Street Boston, Massachusetts Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1659 Closed: sometime during the 1850s Size: 4 acres Number of interments: more than 10,000 Open: Daily 9 AM to 5 PM GPS coordinates: 42° … Continue reading

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