After visiting Graceland Cemetary, I realized that a visit to Rosehill was also in order. Rosehill is way larger than Graceland and, without a plan going in, I got overwhelmed and couldn’t see half of what I wanted to. Unfortunately – and unlike Graceland – Rosehill doesn’t have a map and allegedly doesn’t give out grave locations. So next visit I’ll have to be more prepared!
Luckily, I accidentally went on the Sunday before Veterans Day to a graveyard that has extensive civil war graves. And of course, soldiers’ graves combined with Veterans Day requires gun shots and also… cannons?
For real, cannons, or a cannon anyhow. I’m pretty sure everything I heard was gun shots but at least I got to see the cannon. (side note: I have no idea what I did to this picture to make it look like a drawing, which is sad because it’s awesome, if confusing)
We also saw a few people in more conventional military garb, but this guy caught my fancy. I was too chicken – or well-mannered – to run after him and ask how one ends up in historical garb in a cemetery on Veterans Day, but I would love to know how that happens.
I have some, scratch that a lot of mausoleum photos from my visit that I can’t wait to share soon.