Sarasota National Cemetery

I feel very small whenever I visit a national cemetery. Thousands of identical headstones, aligned perfectly in horizontal, vertical and diagonal rows. None more noticeable than the others.

Army Staff Sargent Conan D. Gorman, Jr’s headstone is highlighted in this photo. He was a Christian, born in 1922, served in WW II, died in 2017, and survived by wife and children. That’s all I know about him. Mr. Gorman’s personal story would include his ancestry, birthplace, upbringing, siblings ,schooling, talents, hobbies, accomplishments, awards, social status, etc.

Each of the deceased have their own personal story, a special story, but every headstone is the same.

Thought for the Day: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.
Inscription on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery

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