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Remembering D-Day

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On June 6, 1944 the United States military participated in the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history. This assault led to France’s liberation from the German military and the eventual defeat of the Nazis. By the end of the D-Day invasion, more than 9,000 allied troops were dead or wounded. Eighty […]

National Wreaths Across America Day

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National Wreaths Across America Day is on Saturday, Dec. 16, and will take place at more than 4,200 participating locations across the country. This number of locations, which includes Arlington National Cemetery, is more than 500 above last year’s total. Wreaths Across America anticipates that more than 3 million volunteers—a third of whom are children—will participate […]

Finding Unmarked Graves

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Finding Unmarked Graves in the news from Wisconsin Public Radio. We talk with a UW-Eau Claire professor who uses deep ground penetrating radar to detect mass graves containing the remains of people who disappeared in clashes a half century ago. Featured in this Episode Finding Unmarked Graves from Wisconsin Public Radio Want to know more? […]

Ground Penetrating Radar Detects Unmarked Graves

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Ground-penetrating radar is the technology behind the identification of what are believed to be unmarked burial sites, including for the remains of children, on the grounds of former residential schools. The process gives communities the first physical evidence of possible graves, but it is not well understood. And that misunderstanding is being used to fuel […]

Finding Unmarked Graves at Cemetery

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Finding unmarked graves in the news as reported by The McDonald County Press. Joyce Haynes of the Shelt Noel Cemetery Board said 46 unmarked graves were recently discovered at the cemetery. The board hired Scott Field of Via Vista Mapping, a GIS web map specialist, to bring ground-penetrating radar to search for unmarked graves. Haynes […]

Christmas Flourishes in Cemeteries

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Cemetery: From the The Gainesville Sun Around the country, this is the season when cemeteries become homes for many families’ second Christmas tree, where devotion meets tinsel, “Let It Snow” garden ornaments and the occasional Santa swizzle stick. A kind of populist yuletide ritual is flourishing far from front yards, transforming the graves of loved […]

Cemetery Mapping News – Brandon South Dakota

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Cemetery mapping news: If you’re driving past the Brandon Lutheran Cemetery this week, you might see a strange man with strange equipment walking the grounds in the blazing heat.  This man is Scott Field, owner of ViaVista Mapping, who is digitally mapping all of the marked and unmarked graves at the Brandon cemetery located along […]