Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sovereign Brown

I visited the U.S. Cemetery in Alexandria today. It was a beautiful day and the grave sites are impeccably maintained.

These are all Civil War soldiers.

This is a view of the back of the grave markers. Some of the soldiers' wives opted to be buried alongside their fallen husbands when they passed away, and their names are inscribed on the back of the markers.

One of the headstones was larger than the others and this piqued my curiosity.

Fourteen years, six months and a day.

I Googled his name and found that his two brothers had also died during the Civil War.

"He was a true patriot and a good soldier."

1 comment:

Brigid said...

Thank you for posting something of remembrance of this.

I think if I see CNN say "how will you honor MJ" one more time I may puke.