This week, Stephanie Lincecum takes us on a journey of military headstones in her column Graveyard Guru.
While conducting some recent analysis of my personal Graveyard Rabbit blog (southern graves.blogspot.com), I found out one of the most popular posts was entitled “Southern Cross of Honor,” about a symbol found on the graves of soldiers who served in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy. This led me to believe a topic of military headstones would be a good one for this edition of the Graveyard Guru.
I spoke with a couple of different people while researching this topic. My main guru was Anne with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was very helpful and very modest. Her first name was all she asked to be included with this article, and that request will be honored. All information regarding the VA was provided by her and their website - www.cem.va.gov.
Be sure to read the entire article at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.