Friday, April 3, 2020

Virginia XVII

Arlington National Cemetery is in Virginia and is the final resting place for more that 270,000 who have defended or served their country.

Space is growing more limited with each passing day, even as the ANC works to find additional sacred ground.

Today, I want to share with you some smaller scale memorials. Not the ones we see in various places to the hundreds, or thousands from a particular state but those dedicated to honor the memory of small groups who died together, no matter where they were from.

These brave five were in an Air Force Helicopter shot down in 1970.

U. S. Army, four Americans and seven unknown Vietnamese.

These two were lost in Laos, where for many years we claimed we never were. Note the two different crosses on this one. I have asked ANC for an explanation but they have not yet responded. If they do, I will update this post. If any of you know, please get in touch. I have been heartened over the years by how many times I have made a similar request and someone has responded.

Next time, on the 8th, we will venture back to Alabama, so as always, join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials, big and small, from Virginia or elsewhere, please click on a state name on the left side of this page.

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