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Omaha National Cemetery

I arrived an hour after sunrise, later than planned, but hopeful for a meaningful photo.  The sun was still low enough to provide long shadows.  The first measurable snow fall arrived over night, and I wanted a picture of fresh snow … Continue reading

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Omaha National Cemetery

A national cemetery recently opened in Sarpy County, Nebraska.  The Visitor Center and Entrance are still under construction.  Young saplings are planted along the roads carving through rolling farmland that yielded soybeans last year.  Right now, it’s hard to tell what … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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