Monday, October 01, 2007

October Theme Day - Cemeteries and Tombstones



Just in time for Halloween, October's Theme Day is Cemeteries and Tombstones. This is a shot of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma at sunset. We are looking at what I call "the wives side" of the tombstones. Buried in many of the graves are men who fought and died for our country. Because we are low on cemetery space here in San Diego, their wives were foten buried in the same plot, with their names (sometimes even "His Wife") engraved on the back of the tombstone.



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16 comments:

  1. The sunset adds to the beautiful setting.

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  2. Quite pretty against the pastel sky.

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  3. Lovely sunset, neat cemetery.

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  4. Nice one! Ft Rosecrans was my first choice too, but I just couldn't get out there!

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  5. I have 3 grandparents buried there. Nice photo. :)

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  6. War graves have featured heavily today. Beautiful photo against a wondrous sky.

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  7. What a lovely view, very peaceful!

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  8. It's interesting to see how many of us Americans posted military cemeteries today. Perhaps Ken Burns _The War_ series and Iraq are on our minds?

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  9. What a beautiful sunset over a white sea.

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  10. What a great photo combined with a totally interesting fact. Thank you!

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  11. sunsetting into the ocean, very nice.

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  12. perfect love the tombs plus the sun just add some more drama.

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  13. Hmmm. . .Interesting info. I'll be PC and not comment on the "his wife" engravings.

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