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Quantico National Cemetery in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quantico National Cemetery

 
 
Quantico National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
1. Quantico National Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their Country's call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love of Country and the willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Ronald Reagan
President of the United States
Harry M. Walters
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Paul T. Bannai
Chief Memorial Affairs Director

May 15, 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Location. 38° 33.201′ N, 77° 21.731′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Joplin Rd (Route 619). Click for map. Marker is inside the Quantico National Cemetery Administration building. Marker is at or near
Quantico National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
2. Quantico National Cemetery Marker
Marker is in foyer of the Quantico National Cemetery Administration Building, immediately to the left when you enter.
this postal address: 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle VA 22172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quantico National Cemetery Carillon (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sixth Marine Division (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Marine Division Association Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edson's Raiders (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Quantico National Cemetery. Department of Veterans Affairs website. (Submitted on November 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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This quote is in the building foyer, on the right as you enter. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
3. This quote is in the building foyer, on the right as you enter.
From The Bivouac of the Dead
by Theodore O'Hara
          The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
             The soldiers last tatoo;
          No more on life's parade shall meet
             That brave and fallen few.
          On Fame's eternal camping-ground
             Their silent tents are spread,
          And Glory guards, with solemn round,
             The bivouac of the dead.
The area in front of the Administration building is set aside for unique situations image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
4. The area in front of the Administration building is set aside for unique situations
The markers in this memorial area honor Veterans whose remains have not been recoverd or identified, were buried at sea, donated to science, or cremated and the ashes scattered.
Quantico National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
5. Quantico National Cemetery Marker
The individual Service seals are displayed near the entrance to the Quantico National Cemetery Administration building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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