Odds and Ends: Tahoma National Cemetery

Lincoln Tablet_1

Many thanks again to JoAnne Matsumura for sending this very interesting newspaper clipping from August, 2009 for BTG’s weeklong honoring of Veterans’ Day.

This tablet, inscribed with Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, was one of 131 tablets that were installed at various national cemeteries across the country.

It commemorates Lincoln’s 200th birthday and celebrates the start of what is now the National Cemetery Administration which oversees veteran burials. What’s really striking is how one cemetery in one state (Washington) has so many veterans of so many wars. Take a look.

Lincoln Tablet_2


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