Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Greenwood Cemetery

Welcome to Day 7 of the Blogging A-Z April Challenge, 2013!

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 Greenwood cemetery,
located in Hot Springs, Arkansas





Lieutenant Paul James Riley 1913-1942 was a native of Hot Springs, AR.  He graduated from the US Naval Academy, Class of 1937.  After two years at sea, Lt. Riley took flight training at the Pensacola Navy Base.  Upon graduation, he was ordered to the Pacific Fleet.  On June 4, 1942, flying in Torpedo Squadron Six in the Battle of Midway, Lt. Riley was lost.  His body was never found.  For his feats of heroism, the Navy named a ship, USS Riley (579) in his honor.


I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.














 




A whole plot for Woodsmen.







This is the coolest stone!!


All these graves are covered in quartz crystals.
Beautiful!


My daughter & I had a giggle when we drove by & saw a pile of balls.  And of course it took a good 20 minutes to find them again to see that they are supposed to be cannon balls!


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8 comments:

  1. Always appreciate cemetery pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!

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    1. Lots of inspiration for a haunt!

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  2. Wow is right! So many unusual tombstones. We have Mount Calvary Cemetery here and they give awesome tours, its so mammoth. Each stone tells a life story, as you've detected.

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    1. That must be a huge cemetery if they offer tours! I'd love to do that!

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  3. Amazing history. I hope each of the stones have been photographed and recorded.

    Thanks for sharing the photos!

    www.wearinglemon.blogspot.com

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    1. There is a website called FindAGrave.com that has a lot of stones documented. Most people are looking for relatives this way. People volunteer to go photograph stones if they're not already listed.

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  4. Great pics - sounds like a rather haunting but meaningful place to visit.

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    1. I thought the Hebrew writing on some of the stones was very cool.

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