July 4, 2016

I don't particularly care for cemeteries, the reminder of the end game, the final chapter, the dark side of life.  But, cemeteries are a fact of life, and the national cemeteries have a special meaning to me on this day, July 4th of every year. Some grave sites are beautifully decorated by family and loved ones, … Continue reading July 4, 2016

Memorial Day – Unknown Soldiers

I was wondering what I should write about for Memorial Day, when I rec'd an email from the Hildegard Art Center that my photos of the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell, NE were chosen to represent Lincoln County in the Nebraska State Historical Society's 2017 traveling exhibit to celebrate the state's 150th anniversary. The … Continue reading Memorial Day – Unknown Soldiers

Fort McPherson

About 3-4 miles south of Maxwell, NE (pop. 312) on State Hwy 56A lies Fort McPherson National Cemetery.  Established in 1863, the fort was originally built to protect travelers along the Oregon Trail.  As western settlement progressed, the need for soldiers decreased and the fort took on a new role as a national cemetery. The nation's … Continue reading Fort McPherson