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National Cemetery Administration


History Blog

NCA historians blog about current events, cemeteries, preservation projects, headstones and monuments, Memorial Day, notable persons and more. Check out our latest posts or view the full list.

Latest Posts

They could be blogging! World War I staff of the American Protective League, 1917-1918, working at desks, typing. War Department. Photograph 7 January 1919. NARA.

Full list of NCA History Blog posts

2021: NCA History Blog posts
Blog PostDate
John Pitzer and the Journey to Loutre Island July 21, 2021
NCA Monuments Dedicated on Memorial Day May 1, 2021
The World's Most Intrepid Airman is a Woman: Remembering Katherine Stinson Otero March 25, 2021
Contrasting Lives: WWI Black Veterans Everett Johnson and Robert Chase February 27, 2021
Creating a Formidable Force: Colonel Dan T. Moore February 26, 2021
Trailblazers, Advocates, and the Anguished: Veteran Profiles of the 349th Field Artillery February 25, 2021
2020: NCA History Blog posts
Blog PostDate
Friendship in Death: The Nimitz Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery August 14, 2020
Remembering Fort Gratiot's July 1832 cholera victims at Lakeside Cemetery Soldiers Lot July 31, 2020
Remembering the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) on its 75th Anniversary July 30, 2020
Jo Ann K. Webb: NCA's First Female Director March 19, 2020
The Story of NCA's Presidential Memorial Certificate January 21, 2020
2019: NCA History Blog posts
Blog PostDate
National Day of the Horse & the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry December 3, 2019
Enslaved to Enlisted: Reddy Gray's Grave is Underground Railroad site September 4, 2019
Emma Morrill Fogg French – Civil War Nurse July 8, 2019
Cemetery Monuments Embody Service, Sacrifice May 24, 2019
May is for Memorial Day...and Mowing May 23, 2019
Mount Moriah Naval Plot: History and Restoration May 16, 2019
Resuscitating Dayton National Cemetery's 'Tunnel of Death' May 3, 2019
97 years ago: New Government Headstone for World War Veterans April 26, 2019
President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in National Cemeteries is a Birthday Legacy February 12, 2019
2018 and earlier: NCA History Blog posts
Blog PostDate
Memorial Day at 150 May 17, 2018
Buffalo Soldier Makes History Serving as Superintendent of VA Cemeteries February 28, 2018
NCA Historians Preserve National Cemeteries: 50th anniversary of National Historic Preservation Act October 27, 2016