The Los Angeles National Cemetery where over 85,000 veterans and their families lie at rest. I passed this place today and had to stop... felt compelled to actually drive in to the center of the cemetery. A field of white tombstones rested as far as my eyes could see and I stood in the center knowing what photos I took couldn't show how many more lay over the hills where the camera lens could not reach. 85,000 in just this one city. Multiply that by every city in this state and mulitply that by 50 states, and then include all of the vets who were buried by loved ones, like my father, who was not buried in a regular cemetery and those who never made it back home.
So many lives. So many lives. So many heroes.