Welcome to the June 2009 edition of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival. The topic for this edition is Veterans’ Memorials. There are 15 great tributes to veterans, so sit back, and salute our heroes!
Jennifer Dyer presents Becoming a Part of History: How a Civil War Veteran Helped posted at New Orleans Ancestry Blogspot, saying, "How a civil War Veteran in my family's ancestry connected me with the great historical events in this country and helped me appreciate my family's involvement in them."
Dorene Paul presents Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying: "The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio is the final resting place of hundreds of Ohio's veterans. A museum in found on the grounds of the Home, where many veterans still reside today. Thank you Veterans for your years of service to our county!"
Midge Frazel presents Civil War Monument posted at Granite in My Blood, saying: "Communities cared about their Civil War dead so much that they often put up memorials in memory of all vets who gave their lives. Here's a lovely memorial in my hometown."
Randy Seaver presents The La Vista GAR Memorial and Civil War soldiers posted at South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit, saying: "La Vista Memorial Park in National City (South San Diego County, California) has a GAR memorial and six stones identifying Civil War soldiers near the memorial. There are other Civil War soldiers out in the unendowed section of the cemetery."
Kimberly J. Sawtelle presents Frock Coat and Flag: Union Soldier Markers in Central Maine posted at On a Grave Subject.
Janet Iles presents Veterans - We Will Remember Them posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario, saying, "During a walk through Greenwood Cemetery, I found graveyard markers showing that the person had been a veteran."
David Weller presents Pvt. Lee George Bobb | May 19, 1925 - March 13, 1945 posted at StandingStones.
Stephanie Lincecum presents Great Great Grandpa Peavy's Application for an Artificial Arm | Southern Graves posted at Southern Graves, saying, "My great-great-grandfather Michael Peavy was a veteran of the Civil War. His tombstone tells of the unit in which he served, but it doesn't tell you that he lost his arm during a major battle."
Judith Richards Shubert presents Major John Alexander Formwalt Honored Pioneer posted at Cemeteries with Texas Ties, saying, this is a "biographical sketch of Major John A. Formwalt, Texas Civil War Veteran, wounded in Battle of Franklin.” Judith shares “his final resting place, along with his wife, in Granbury Cemetery, Hood County, Texas."
Julie Cahill Tarr present A Little Corner of Evergreen Cemetery posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, saying: “Back in the far northeast corner, in the Old City Section, is a small lot where approximately 70 U.S. military veterans are buried. Many of these veterans served prior to the Civil War; a handful served after.”
That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be sure to join us for our next edition, where the topic will be Obituaries.