Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day II

Beneath this stone
Repose the bones of two thousand one hundred and eleven unknown soldiers
Gathered after the war
From the fields of Bull Run, and the route to the Rappahannock
Their remains could not be identified, but their names and deaths are
Recorded in the archives of their country, and its grateful citizens
Honor them as of their noble army of martyrs may they rest in peace.

September A.D. 1866

Tomb of the Civil War Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
(photo taken June 2009)

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