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The Fallen

The Fallen, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. Shot with a lensbaby composer on a Canon 5D. San Francisco National Cemetery The San Francisco national Cemetery was first established in 1885 under the war Department of America. This 9.5 acre area was actually first used as a burial ground by the U.S. Army in 1847. The original Spanish burial ground is actually still located near building 105 and there are many graves that have been established since 1854. The area has a long-established history and Army personnel began burying deceased and their family in this area as early as 1854. Since that time the San Francisco national Cemetery has expanded with plots still available for US Armed Forces members. A minimum active-duty service requirement needs to be met in order for eligibility to be established. Veterans and active service people can be eligible for burial as well as their families in this area but they need to qualify. As a result the vast majority of sites in this graveyard are active service people. There are people that …