Fayetteville National Cemetery set of photos on Flickr includes hundreds from 2012 Memorial Day at the National Shrine. Notice difference from last year's Memorial Day and 5K race photos earlier in the set? Must be the four-story apartments jammed up along the edges of the cemetery! Please click on individual images for easy reading.
If you attended the ceremony or just went to visit the Fayetteville National Cemetery Monday, I hope you were prepared to park on S. School Ave., Hill Avenue and other nearby streets and walk in, because the construction of The Grove student apartments on the eastern, northeastern and northern edges of the cemetery has eliminated many traditional parking areas. Men were working on the buildings at 7 a.m. But they took a long break starting at 10 a.m. to allow speakers to be heard during Memorial Day activities and some sat on rooftops watching and maybe even listening to the speeches.