Well, given my interests in cemeteries and memory, Memorial Day is one of my big holidays. And so digging deep in the stock of photographs, I thought that I'd post a couple of pictures I took last summer of cemeteries. The first is the section for Union soldiers in the Mount Moriah Cemetery in West Philadelphia. I was there with Norman Stein, checking out the cemetery, which has undergone a real transformation of late.
The second is of the Chester Rual Cemetery. which was estalished during the Civil War. I blogged a little bit about this last summer. I not all that happy with this version of the Chester Rural Cemetery, but I needed something with the US flag -- preferably lots of US flags -- and this seemed the best of what was available. I spend so much time in the south that my stock is much deeper in monuments to the Confederacy than the United States. The former are obvioulsy inappropriate for today. Though I did think about a photograph or two of people who fought in the Spanish American War and whose ancestors fought for -- or otherwise supported -- the Confederacy. I have one of those from the Clemson Cemetery (of a Calhoun descendant) and also one from the Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg (of a Jubal Early descendant).