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by donna smith ammons 

The most meaningful part of my recent trip to our nation’s capital was our visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

We rented a car and headed to Arlington early one morning after breakfast. We crossed Memorial Bridge and saw the big gates of the national cemetery.

Since we had our family pass, the guard at the gate, saluted and waved us through. We had a map, so we drove to Ord and Weitzel Drive, named for Major Generals Edward Ord and Godfrey Weitzel, Union officers during the Civil War.

Since I had only been to Arlington two other times, I didn’t know exactly where the gravesite of my father was located. Paul was driving and he went down the hill, around the curve and headed back up the hill. I immediately knew we had gone too far.


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