14 November 2011

Veterans Day Salute

Marietta National Cemetery

While Memorial Day is meant to honor all those who died in service to their country, Veterans Day is meant to honor all our veterans, both living and dead, who served their country in war or peacetime. It was originally called Armistice Day and celebrated on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1919.

Our National Cemetery system was originally created during the Civil War for the burial of those killed in that conflict. These cemeteries now a burial place for all veterans and their immediate family. These hallowed grounds are some of the most beautiful landscape designs in America.

02 November 2011

Arlington Memorial - Sandy Springs GA

Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs is less than 100 years old, young compared to most of the other grounds in this blog. Unlike the historic Rural cemeteries, this more modern Lawn or Memorial Park cemetery is more orderly, with fewer larger grave markers. It has, however, an orientation and terrain that makes for some great photo locations, and I've returned to it many times at dusk to capture the light there.