I'm was able to run in my hometown of Fort Smith Arkansas today. Ran through historic district and then through the National Cemetery there. So beautiful! And so powerful. With 1000's of graves and each sacrificed for a greater good and for freedom we all enjoy.
This is a very solemn place. I recommend going when you have time to take in what you are looking at. Thanks to all those that are working here and to all those who served and remain there.
On special occasions all the graves are each adorned with an American flag! This is a special sight to see. This is hallowed ground for those of us who have lost loved ones who have this cemetery as their final resting place.
This was the first time I have attended a funeral at the National Cemetery. I really admired the detail they put into the service. Our Veteran's deserve this honor .
There is something so peaceful and calm about a National Cemetary. The headstone are all lined up like the soldiers they are standing guard over. My Daddy is buried here so it has a special place in my heart.
I visited on a Sunday to find my GGGGrandfather's grave who was a Union soldier during the War Between the States and died in 1864. He is one of four in my family who fought for the Union out of close to 20 ancestors who fought during the war. Being as the majority were Confederates, this ancestor was often overlooked... 更多
Seeing our soldiers who are no longer with us buried in such a uniform manner, was somber. It affords a feeling of gratefulness for their service and a reminder that we owe our freedom to all. This is a beautiful and interesting cemetery for any visitor, but especially to those with loved ones buried there.
This is the burial site of lots of our veterans. One in particular is the grave site of William O Darby a Fort Smith native son and the founder of the US Army's Darby Rangers.
Visiting this National Cemetery reminded me how proud we should be to live in America. It's very humbling to see row after row of white headstones for those that served our nation. The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. We enjoyed reading the history of how the cemetery came to be and the difference in the Civil War headstones. If... 更多