Cemeteries. Every city has one. They are mysterious, historic, haunting and, to me, fascinating. I developed a fondness for cemeteries as a boy.
Now whenever I’m out of town, I always make it a point to visit a cemetery. To me, they are better than any mountain range, skyline or other popular tourist attraction. They are hidden treasures containing a wealth of information about communities and the people who lived there.
Chances are you’ve visited one at some time in your life to pay your respects to a family member or friend, and perhaps you too appreciate the stories represented among the tombstones and monuments.
My travels take me to all over the South and Midwest, so I’ve decided to start documenting my cemetery visits with a series of photos in a new Sunday feature.
This week’s cemetery is the 65-acre Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, TN where you’ll find three Metal of Honor recipients – Private John Carr, Private Charles P. Cantrell and Corporal William Franklin Lyell. The cemetery is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
If you’re ever in Davidson County, please pay tribute to our soldiers by visiting this beautiful cemetery in the suburb of Nashville.
Until next time…