Between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo is Fort Custer National Cemetery. The cemetery was created in 1943 and became a national cemetery in 1981. The cemetery is a beautiful place and as I drove through I saw large expanses of beautifully mowed green grass. I thought it was strange that I did not see any headstones. It was when I got out of my jeep and looked that I noticed all the headstones evenly spaced carefully placed on the sacred ground.
The entrance is known as the Avenue of Flags with 152 flagpoles proudly standing along the road that leads into the cemetery. I wanted to stop and take a photo but there was a funeral precession preparing for a ceremony. I had planned on going back to the cemetery in may to take some photos for Memorial Day while but unfortunately I am not able to.
If you are ever near this cemetery or the other national cemetery in Holly and Grand Rapids be sure to take a drive through them to remind yourself of the true price of freedom.
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