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Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Saturday, January 29, 2011 is Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Jackson Township, Will County, Illinois.
"The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery lies in the northwestern area of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is named after the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemeteries. In the midst of the Civil War, on July 17, 1862 President Lincoln's signature enacted the law authorizing the establishment of national cemeteries "... for the soldiers who die in the service of the country." During the Civil War there were 14 national cemeteries opened pursuant of this legislation. President Lincoln's legacy is especially important to the people of Illinois, where he worked and lived. Lincoln is remembered for his successful law practice and elected service as a resident of Illinois. He served as an Illinois State Assemblyman and an Illinois Representative during the 13th Congress, prior to his election as 16th President of the United States. He is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near the State Capital in Springfield, Illinois, where many additional sites of historical interest are located.
"Congressman George E. Sangmeister, a veteran of the Korean War, served as a representative and senator in the state of Illinois, 1973-87, and a U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1988-95. He was instrumental in the acquisition of 982 acres from the former Joliet Arsenal and its redevelopment as Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
"Monument and Memorials
"Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery has a memorial walk that commemorates soldiers of 20th century wars on 11 memorials.
"An 18-foot granite obelisk crowned by a bronze eagle with outstretched wings commemorates the 2,403 Americans who died in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It was donated by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and dedicated May 12, 2001.
"The Blue Star Memorial Marker was donated by the District VIII Garden Club of Illinois and dedicated on September 15, 2000. The marker is a tribute to American men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve their country. Its symbolism dates to World War II when families of servicemen and women displayed a square flag decorated with a blue star in their windows to signify that a loved one was in the armed forces."
Source: Cemeteries - Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Burial and Memorial Benefits
The Histopolis Grave Index for Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery contains 24,392 entries with 11,030 unique surnames.
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|1||Hampton VA National Cemetery, Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia|
|2||Sarasota VA National Cemetery, Sarasota County, Florida|
|3||New Bern National Cemetery, Township 8, Craven County, North Carolina|
|4||Georgia National Cemetery, Cherokee County, Georgia|
|5||Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York|
|6||Richmond National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|7||Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Springfield Township, Greene County, Missouri|
|8||Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Township, Oakland County, Michigan|
|9||Fort Sill National Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma|
|10||Seven Pines National Cemetery, Henrico County, Virginia|
|11||National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|
|12||National Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota|
|13||Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa|
|14||Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee|
|15||Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Anchorage, Anchorage Municipality, Alaska|
|16||Bakersfield National Cemetery, Kern County, California|
|17||Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga County, New York|
|18||Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Upper Township, Sebastian County, Arkansas|
|19||Soldiers' Lot, Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin|
|20||San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California|
|21||Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee|
|22||Government Lots, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia|
|23||Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland|
|24||Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Bent County, Colorado|
|25||Nachez National Cemetery, Supervisor District 4, Adams County, Mississippi|
|26||Massachusetts National Cemetery, Barnstable County, Massachusetts|
|27||Lexington National Cemetery, Lexington-Fayette, Fayette County, Kentucky|
|28||Camp Butler National Cemetery, Clear Lake Township, Sangamon County, Illinois|
|29||Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Jackson Township, Will County, Illinois|
|30||National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee|
|31||Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania|
|1||Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama|
|2||Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri|
|3||Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon|
|4||Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri|
|5||Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia|
|6||San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas|
|7||Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico|
|8||Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas|
|9||Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 5, Harrison County, Mississippi|
|10||Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia|
|11||Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama|
|12||National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio|
|13||Saint Francois County, Missouri|
|14||Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|
|15||Conecuh County, Alabama|
|16||Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana|
|17||Aroostook County, Maine|
|18||Sumner County, Tennessee|
|19||Hendricks County, Indiana|
|20||Carroll County, New Hampshire|
|21||Dakota County, Nebraska|
|22||Madison County, Kentucky|
|23||Allegany County, Maryland|
|24||Becker County, Minnesota|
|25||Mitchell County, North Carolina|
|26||Kootenai County, Idaho|
|27||Sumter County, South Carolina|
|28||Miami County, Kansas|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010