Lincoln National Cemetery

Elwood, Will County, Illinois
Brought to you by Carole Hill Martin,
mud@ntslink.net, and IL Genealogy Trails ©2006

Carole's Note: They have a memory walk there that I haven't seen at other National cemeteries. It was especially pretty. However, I was disappointed that the headstones were gray instead of the usual white. Other than that, I was impressed.


Persian Gulf
1982- 2003

 

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Dedicated to the Memory of all the Patriotic Men and Women who answered their country's call to service.

William Jefferson Clinton
President of the United States

Togo D. West Jr.
Secretary U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Roger R. Rapp
Director, Office of Field Operations National Cemetery Administration

Dedicated Oct. 3, 1999

From the Bivouac of the Dead
By Theodore O'Hara

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;

No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.

On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,

And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.

 

Memory Walk Entrance

Burials
(there are over 14,000 burials in this cemetery, and it is an "open" cemetery with room for more)



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