Monday, June 27, 2016
Long Island National Cemetery
I went to a funeral today, of someone I knew from work. He was a partner of a colleague who is my friend. The newspaper is on the other side of the highway from this cemetery and I always knew this cemetery as "Pinelawn Cemetery." So I drove here for the graveside service, only to discover I was at the wrong cemetery! This is the veteran's cemetery, known as "Long Island National Cemetery." Duh! So then I went to the correct place. But after the service, I came back here, because I had seen scenes like this! Long Island National Cemetery consists of 365 acres, and was established in 1936. As of 2014 there were about 346,000 interments. It is an astounding sight to see, with gravestones that go out of sight into the distance.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:16 PM