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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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SeverinR Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I work at the VA in Dayton, the National cemetary is next to the hospital.
The stones are lined up perfectly to each other, so that no matter what the angle, the stones will be in line.
Don't know how big ours is, but there is alot of headstones.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I guess most of the national cemeteries are
set up that way,I wonder how many rest in these
places all totaled I'm sure it would be hard to
comprehend...
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SeverinR Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
in our 200+ years, we don't even come close to those of Europe and the middle East.
They've been playing the war game alot longer then us.
btw, I'm glad you liked my works.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:nod:That's so true.Oh :) you're welcome!!
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MerrilynthePirate Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is really neat.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:hug:Thank you!!
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MerrilynthePirate Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Np. ;)
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Maashellee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is great :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:hug:Thank you!!
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SnackySmoes Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Ha! I live like five minutes away from Jefferson Barracks. Its crazy to see the thousands of tombstones lined up like that. Its a very humbling place.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
It really is heart-wrenching!! My husband grew up right across the street from there!
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machine1164 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
People who think that freedom is free need to visit a National Cemetery to see how much blood was spilled to secure those freedoms.

From an old Army Veteran...
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
It certainly makes you feel humbled,thank you for what you gave for
this great country I:salute:you!
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machine1164 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
No, thank you!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:aww::hug:
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lifegoes Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Photographer
why many of stones dont have words on them? they prepared them for next victims?
sad photography , because so many young guys like me lies there ;(
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
They all have words on them but many of them have faded
because of time and weather.It truly is a sad place.:(
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MaterLectionis Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
love the picture! great shot!! :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
:hug:Thanks so much!!
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MaterLectionis Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
you're welcome :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
:hug:Have a great week!!
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MaterLectionis Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
you too!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:)Thanks!!:hug:
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MaterLectionis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:wave:
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seekingmysoul Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Add this is only a small portion, amazing and how easily taken for granted.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
:nod:That is sad but true.
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mrstserc Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I love this picture, the rolling hill and the rigid line of tombstones, peaceful, sad, and something else, brave?
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Thank you so very much!!:nod:Yes I agree...brave!
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