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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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Cemetery of the Week #44: The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial No. 1 Arizona Memorial Place Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 Telephone: (808) 422-3300 Established: 1962 Size: 10 acres Number of interments: 1102 of the 1177 men who died on the Arizona. Some were cremated at their posts. Others … Continue reading

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