13 May 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Gerald Welsh

 
Gerald Welsh
SFC
1919 - 1998
 
buried at Arlington National Cemetery,
Virginia
 
Today - 13 May - is the 150th anniversary of the first burial at Arlington. The cemetery is on Confederate General Robert E. Lee's confiscated estate.
 
 
Tombstone Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt prompted by GeneaBloggers in which an image of a gravestone is featured. It may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor. 
Arlington National Cemetery marks its 150th year today.
There will be a wreath-laying ceremony on Private William Christman’s grave.
His was the first military burial at the cemetery on May 13, 1864.
The U.S. government bought the property, after the family of Confederate General Robert E. Lee lost the land in a property tax dispute.


Read more: http://fox43.com/2014/05/13/arlington-cemetery-commemorates-150-years/#ixzz31aX9rOSr

Read more at http://fox43.com/2014/05/13/arlington-cemetery-commemorates-150-years/#wGQrU5x2WToWcyfr.99

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