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Memorial Day 2010 3 by PridesCrossing Memorial Day 2010 3 by PridesCrossing
In loving memory of all those who served our country.
Please say a prayer that cemeteries such as this will be unnecessary in the future.:(

Photo taken at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is an American military cemetery located in Saint Louis County, Missouri, just on the banks of the Mississippi River. The cemetery was established after the American Civil War in an attempt to put together a formal network of military cemeteries. It started as the Jefferson Barracks Military Post Cemetery in 1826 and became a United States National Cemetery in 1866.

The first known burial was Elizabeth Ann Lash, the infant child of an officer stationed at Jefferson Barracks.

The cemetery is currently administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs on the former site of Jefferson Barracks. The cemetery currently covers 331 acres (1.3 kmē) and the number of interments is approximately 179,000. The cemetery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Photo-King Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know it's late, but very nice photo!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
:):hug:No problem,thanks so much!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
A beautiful place indeed--a fitting setting for heros.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
:nod:It really is!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful graveyards shots, Sandy
RIP for those men and women
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Thank you Phillippe,it's a beautiful place,
but so full of heartbreak,there are just to
many people there.:(
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful but heavy with meaning...
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
:nod:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like this shot! it looks peaceful...
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
:hug:Thank you my friend!!:heart:
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