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First U.S. president rests high on the hill

Leaving the Gaylord National Hotel in Oxon Hill, I point to a lonely tree above the rising MGM Grand casino and parallel to the beltway and say, “That’s where the first president of the United States is buried.” Wait, isn’t … Continue reading

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On the Trail of John Wilkes Booth: Edman Spangler grave

Whatever happened to the men and women that conspired to kill Abraham Lincoln? This is Edman Spangler’s story. Spangler worked at Ford’s Theater as a carpenter and scene shifter. He helped set up the President’s box for that evening; moving … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: For eternal golfers at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery

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Wordless Wednesday: I Love Lucy’s gravestone

Saw Lucille Ball’s family gravestone in Jamestown, N.Y. while visiting friends.

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Congressional is still the cemetery for Congress

Congressional Cemetery was once a happening place for U.S. Senators or Congressmen to spend their eternal years. Eighty were buried there until 1870 when the sandstone centographs were deemed ugly. So the black marble stone of Stephen Joshua Solarz near … Continue reading

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There are good people out there

I found an angel at Arlington National Cemetery. A real one that saved us from a frustrating outing. In a second attempt to find Robert G. Carter, a Civil War veteran who later won a Congressional Medal of Honor, we … Continue reading

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Arlington National marker tells its own story

Arlington National Cemetery folks like to say every grave has a story. This time, the grave marker tells the story. Sergt. Edwin W. Wall, says the granite marker near the mast of the Maine behind the Tomb of the Unknowns, … Continue reading

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