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Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 614

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This is the grave of Daniel Burke.

I have no idea who this guy is. He would have been too young for Korea but I don’t know if he was in Vietnam. It doesn’t really matter. I was wandering around a cemetery and just stumbled across this and of course had to include this in the series. For many years, graves in the National Cemetery system did not have personal messages. Just name, rank, birth and death date. But at some point 20 or so years ago, they started allowing one line. Most are “beloved father” or the like. Sometimes quite touching too. But Burke, he had a more important message to tell the future about himself. And bless him for it.

Daniel Burke is buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

If you would like this series to visit other random graves that amuse me, you can donate to cover the required expenses here. Previous posts in this series are archived here.

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