Monday, May 28, 2012
--Daniel Webster (1782-1852) American statesman and senator.
Above: Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, TN
From Wikipedia: On the grounds of the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Center, the cemetery was established in 1903 as part of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, a federal old soldiers' home. The cemetery features over 12,000 graves highlighted by a monument to Congressman Walter Preston Brownlow, who petitioned the government and worked tirelessly to have the veteran's center created. It officially became a National Cemetery in 1973, and has primarily the interments of veterans who died while under care at the facility.
More information on Mountain Home in a previous post, here.