28 May 2012

Memorial Day 2012

No better place to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice than Arlington National Cemetery.

09 May 2012

Cross Roads Cemetery, Sandy Springs, Georgia

Joseph Pittman, 1848-1946, Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Chuch Cemetery
Joseph Pittman fought in the Civil War and lived to see the end of the Second World War and the dropping of the atomic bomb.

Cross Roads Cemetery is located next to the Crossroads Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church, but is not officially associated with the chuch. They both sit on a corner of the intersection of Mount Vernon Highway, Powers  Ferry Road and Dupree Drive. You can locate on Bing Maps and Google Maps.

Learn more about Historic Cross Roads Cemetery here.

01 May 2012

Oak Dale Baptist Churchyard, Nokesville, Virginia

Churchyard at Oak Dale Baptist Church, Nokesville, Virginia
While most of the photographs in this blog were taken at larger urban cemeteries, I often run across rural cemeteries like this one that have their own simple beauty. Most of these cemeteries are either family plots - sometimes abandoned, but usually carefully cared for by the family, or churchyards like this one. As is often the case in the south there are a few Confederate soldiers' graves in even the smallest yards.