Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

>Remembering The Faces of the Fallen This Memorial Day

>Faces of the Fallen is a collection of information about each U.S. service member who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

This information is updated at least twice monthly from military releases, news service reports and local newspaper stories. The photographs come from news services, local newspapers and family members and published online @ Washingtonpost.com

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Filed under Afghanistan War, Faces of the Fallen, Iraq War, Memorial Day, Washington Post

>The Marble Of Our Heroes’ Headstones

>Have you ever wondered where all the marble comes from that makes the headstones for so many of the fallen heroes that rest in our National Cemeteries? Serena Altschul from the CBS Sunday Morning Show, traveled to the mountains in Danby, Vermont to find out in order to commemorate our country’s war dead this Memorial Day.

Featured in the story are Cpl Frank W.Buckles (Feb 1901 – Feb 2011) -who was last known survivor of World War I and 1st LT Daren M. Hidalgo (Mar 4 1986 – Feb 20 2011) – who died while serving and protecting our country in Afghanistan. Each have recently received their headstones made from marble quarried from the Danby mountains.

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