I wanted to share a few photos from our trip to the Marietta National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Since today is the anniversary for D-Day, it's a perfect time to share. This is a map image for the cemetery and shows the layout of the rows of graves. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see the layout of the cemetery. You'll also see areas that are in a circle shape. This is where the graves were placed around the oak trees and some of the trees have been removed.
This is the entrance into the cemetery. The photo on the left reads "Marietta National Military Cemetery Establish AD 1866". The photo on the right reads "Marietta National Military Cemetery, Here Rests The Remains of 10,132 Officers And Soldiers Who Died In Defense Of The Union, 1861 To1865." To date, there are over 18,000 graves in the cemetery.
One of the many soldiers patrolling the cemetery.
Are you looking for a place to do some history teaching? Why not visit a National Cemetery?
I'd like to thank my husband for allowing me to share his photos with you today. He's the best!