Thursday, May 26, 2005

Coupla Memorial Day Bits

African-American Civil War Memorial

Don't remember if I mentioned this before, but an important though under-recognized icon is the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C. Its Wall of Honor lists the names of more than 209,000 members of the United States Colored Troops. The Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service, opened on October 27, 2004. The Museum is a project of a nonprofit foundation, The African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation. The site is located at Vermont and U streets NW in Washington's historic Shaw neighborhood.

Arlington National Cemetery

There are two websites for Arlington National Cemetery. The official site,, is run by the United States Army and is filled with visitor information and historical data. Another great site,, is privately owned, and contains an equally rich abundance of data.

Finding Graves at National Cemeteries

I know I mentioned this before, but now is an appropriate time to repeat it. To find a grave in a national cemetery, go to the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries page and click on the Gravesite Locator link.

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