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Monday, February 01, 2010

 
What I Did On My Winter Vacation

I spent the last week in and about Pensacola, Florida. My dad's ashes were interred at Barrancas National Cemetery, which is on the grounds of Pensacola Naval Air Station. Dad qualifies for Barrancas because was in the Navy for two years prior to college.

Virtual Globetrotting has a nice aerial view of the pavilion where Barrancas holds its services and the surrounding columbaria.

A columbarium is a mausoleum where ashes are interred. At national cemeteries, it's a wall with nooks where the urns are stored, and marble faceplates covering the nooks. Here's one at Arlington National Cemetery.




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