Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.

	Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground
	Mother Earth will swallow us, lay your body down
	-- Stephen Stills (© 1970?)
Arizona

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona is a Blue Star Memorial that is "tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America."

California

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. {plaque} {Bivouac Of The Dead}

Colorado

Ft. Lyon National Cemetery is in Las Animas, Colorado. The cemetery has almost 2100 graves. {road to cemetery}

Fort Logan National Cemetery is located near Denver. {sign}

Illinois

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is located near Elwood, Illinois, a few miles south of Joliet. The cemetery is a Blue Star Memorial and there are already numerous grave sites. This cemetery became the 117th national cemetery within the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration on 03 October 1999. The website for the cemetery says "the 982-acre cemetery will provide 400,000 burial spaces" when it is fully developed.

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Memorial Cemetery is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Maine

Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery is in Augusta, Maine.

New Mexico

Ft. Bayard Memorial Cemetery is near Silver City, New Mexico.

Virginia

Arlington National Cemetery, "our nation's most sacred shrine," is located in Arlington, Virginia. The cemetery has over 300,000 people buried in it.

Non-Cemeteries
Miscellaneous
Healing Fields®

Healing Fields are tributes to those killed on 9/11/2001. Flags with yellow ribbons honor soldiers who have died post 911.

Healing Fields: 2010 ... 2009 ... 2007 ... 2006 ... 2005 ... 2004


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gdt@deru.com]
Created: 28 May 2007