Unknown Soldier

There are few photos that touch our hearts, I mean really touch our hearts. This is one that touches my heart on many of different levels. As a ex-soldier this has very special meanings to me. No one should go unknown especially someone who has put their life on the line for his/her country. Being at this cemetery was quite emotional for me but when I came across this head stone it brought a tears to my eyes.

I spent the better part of the day here at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno California. Dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1942 this 161 acre cemetery was constructed in 1937 with its first interments in 1941. As of 2008 there are 139,037 inurnments.

Golden Gate National Cemetery
1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 589-7737
FAX: (650) 873- 6578

If you know of any Unknown Soldier head stones please take a photo and send it to me so that I can add them to a dedicated memorial web page to all the Unknown Soldiers.

Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier ©Ray Mabry

Camera specs: Canon 1-Ds Mark II with Canons EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens @ 200mm, 1/320sec at f/8, ISO 100

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2 Responses to Unknown Soldier

  1. Keven Hoff May 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    hey this is a very interesting article!

  2. yapapanyatt September 27, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language

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