Memorial Day & Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Thousands of visitors come to America's most hallowed cemetery on Memorial Day for one of two major annual observances; the first on the calendar is Memorial Day.   The other is Veterans Day, November 11. Over 300,000 veterans have been laid to rest here since the property was seized from General … Continue reading Memorial Day & Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

Memorial Day weekend

Columbus Mississippi was a small town of about 6,000 people during the Civil War. Being near a rail line, Columbus received many mainly Confederate casualties of war, including those from the Battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, in nearby southwestern Tennessee. During the two days of that battle, a total of almost 3,500 soldiers were … Continue reading Memorial Day weekend