Friday, January 11, 2013
A Final Resting Place
The WPA built or improved cemeteries all across America. In the above black & white photo, WPA workers are erecting a flagpole at Baltimore National Cemetery. The color photo shows the very same flagpole today, about 75 years later.
To learn more about Baltimore National Cemetery--a final resting place for our veterans--as well as the WPA's role in creating it, see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, at http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/baltimore.asp.
(Black & white photo taken by the WPA, provided courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives. Color photo by Brent McKee)