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Cemetery of the Week #159: Trafalgar Cemetery

Trafalgar Cemetery Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar Consecrated: June 1798 Closed: 1814 Size: small Number of Interments: 108 or so Gibraltar lies at the end of the Iberian peninsula at the mouth of the Mediterranean. While it shares its northern border … Continue reading

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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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Cemetery Travel in Australia

I had the honor of being a guest on Blueprint for Living on Australia’s ABC network last Friday.  We talked about what draws people to cemeteries, what they might find there, and why it’s worth going out of your way … Continue reading

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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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