The African-American Gold Star Mothers of World War I had a Different Experience
Perhaps Different Interpretations of US Civil War Memorials Constructed Right After the War and Later in the Century
The War Dogs of the Battle for Guam were so Valued that Twenty-Five were Buried in a Dedicated Cemetery. The Cemetery was Lost, then Rediscovered and Rededicated.
For Alan Seeger, the nightwatch was the opportunity to look into the sky and consider his place in the cosmos while awaiting the first light of dawn on the Western Front.
Captured by the British in the Revolutionary and 1812 wars, the prisoner of war could only pray that he would be taken to one of the hard time land-bound prisons of the Empire. The alternative prison hulks of the harbors could be dreadful beyond scale.
In 1804, he was the first American naval hero to be buried abroad, and his remains remain beneath a park or parking lot in Tripoli, Libya. There are people in Somers Point, New Jersey who want him back, but the U.S. Navy is not interested.