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Oconee Hill Cemetery - Athens, GA. One of the best examples of the rural cemetery style in Georgia.

"Each generation drives its plow over the bones of the dead."
— Camille Paglia

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia. Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia. Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia. Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia. Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia. Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia.

Oak Hill Cemetery - Cartersville Georgia.

"Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and—sans End!"
— The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
You don’t hear the phrase Decoration Day much anymore, even in the South, but it was the original name for Memorial Day. Still, there is a long and ongoing tradition in the South to tend and decorate the graves of Civil War casualties and veterans. Does that mean there are those who think the Civil War was a just and noble cause? There are still some that do. For others this is a way to respect their ancestors and honor those that died in a war unlike any ever fought by the USA, one that took place in our own back yard. No one should forget the evil of slavery, but there is a pull we all have to pay our respects to the dead, especially those who died in battle. We all hope that years from now someone will honor us, remembering what was good and forgiving what was not. 
Cassville Cemetery - Cassville, Georgia

You don’t hear the phrase Decoration Day much anymore, even in the South, but it was the original name for Memorial Day. Still, there is a long and ongoing tradition in the South to tend and decorate the graves of Civil War casualties and veterans. Does that mean there are those who think the Civil War was a just and noble cause? There are still some that do. For others this is a way to respect their ancestors and honor those that died in a war unlike any ever fought by the USA, one that took place in our own back yard. No one should forget the evil of slavery, but there is a pull we all have to pay our respects to the dead, especially those who died in battle. We all hope that years from now someone will honor us, remembering what was good and forgiving what was not. 
Cassville Cemetery - Cassville, Georgia

You don’t hear the phrase Decoration Day much anymore, even in the South, but it was the original name for Memorial Day. Still, there is a long and ongoing tradition in the South to tend and decorate the graves of Civil War casualties and veterans. Does that mean there are those who think the Civil War was a just and noble cause? There are still some that do. For others this is a way to respect their ancestors and honor those that died in a war unlike any ever fought by the USA, one that took place in our own back yard. No one should forget the evil of slavery, but there is a pull we all have to pay our respects to the dead, especially those who died in battle. We all hope that years from now someone will honor us, remembering what was good and forgiving what was not. 
Cassville Cemetery - Cassville, Georgia

You don’t hear the phrase Decoration Day much anymore, even in the South, but it was the original name for Memorial Day. Still, there is a long and ongoing tradition in the South to tend and decorate the graves of Civil War casualties and veterans. Does that mean there are those who think the Civil War was a just and noble cause? There are still some that do. For others this is a way to respect their ancestors and honor those that died in a war unlike any ever fought by the USA, one that took place in our own back yard. No one should forget the evil of slavery, but there is a pull we all have to pay our respects to the dead, especially those who died in battle. We all hope that years from now someone will honor us, remembering what was good and forgiving what was not. 

Cassville Cemetery - Cassville, Georgia

"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made, or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there."
— Ray Bradury

One more from Alta Vista, on the lighter side.