I spent Veterans Day 2016 in a different way. I went to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. I visited Arlington National Cemetery when I was 12, but I had no idea what to expect from Jefferson Barracks.
The enormity was astounding; hill after hill of white headstones... Let me just say that my friend and I covered only a small fraction of the cemetery where so many courageous men and women are buried. We saw graves sites dating back to the Civil War - Confederate and Union headstones almost side-by-side - and a number of Civil War refugees. We saw headstones of those who fought in the Spanish American War up through World War II. And, as noted, we only covered a fraction of the land. I hope that my photos do their resting place justice.
(c) Copyright Holly Ross 2016
November 13th, 2016
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