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National cemeteries memorialize the fallen

Mary Clark Traveler (thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)
Rows of graves line the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia

There are some 147 national cemeteries in the United States, providing a final resting place for U.S. military personnel, veterans and their spouses.

Mary Clark has visits several of these monuments both in the states, and overseas, and discovers that each is distinct in its own way.

Credit Mary Clark Traveler (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)
Gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery, Louisiana.

For more photos from Mary's travels, plus a transcript of this story, visit the Mary Clark Traveler blog.

Mary Clark Traveler is heard Tuesday mornings at 7:20 during Morning Edition, on KETR.

Mary Walker Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law School. She practiced law in Paris, Texas for 29 years before retiring to pursue her lifelong passion for traveling. Besides writing a travel column for the Paris News, Mary maintains her travel blog, MaryClarkTraveler.com, and spends hours planning the next trip. Her interest in public speaking led her to radio with its magical ability to promote storytelling without all of the visuals. Through her experiences and words, Mary takes you with her to Vietnam, New Zealand, Guatemala, Tunisia, and many other countries as well destinations in Northeast Texas and the United States.
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