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The Resource The veterans cemeteries of Texas, Michael Lee Lanning

The veterans cemeteries of Texas, Michael Lee Lanning

Label
The veterans cemeteries of Texas
Title
The veterans cemeteries of Texas
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lee Lanning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Texas, home to more than 1.7 million living veterans (the second largest number of any state), is also home to six nationally run and four state-run veterans cemeteries. Each year, more than 12,000 veterans are laid to rest in these hallowed grounds. The Veterans Cemeteries of Texas recounts the stories of these ten official final resting places for Texas veterans, creating--for the first time--a complete guide to these solemn bivouacs of the dead. Author Michael Lee Lanning, a US Army veteran, has not only reconstructed the history of these cemeteries as a tribute to the fallen but has also compiled a useful resource for the living. Lanning details the exact locations, eligibility requirements, and contact information throughout the state for those veterans and their families who might choose to make use of these important public services. Richly illustrated, the book also provides moving descriptions of military burial traditions, such as "Taps" and the 21-gun salute, as well as information about the various types of military headstones (including sixty authorized religious symbols). In the author's words, "A walk through these burial grounds is a journey across the history of Texas and of the United States." Lanning's use of more than 100 captivating photographs, along with his compelling text, allows readers to take that walk through veterans cemeteries in Texas. For lovers of Texas history and military history, The Veterans Cemeteries of Texas is a gripping tribute to past, present, and future Texas veterans and the solemn places where they rest in their last formation and final parade
Member of
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanning, Michael Lee
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UB394.T4
LC item number
L36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series
Series volume
number 161
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • National cemeteries
  • National cemeteries
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of
  • Military funerals
  • Registers of births, etc.
  • Military funerals
  • National cemeteries
  • Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
  • HISTORY / Military / Veterans
  • RELIGION / Reference
  • TRAVEL / United States / South / West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX)
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
The veterans cemeteries of Texas, Michael Lee Lanning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National VA cemeteries in Texas -- San Antonio National Cemetery -- Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery -- Kerrville National Cemetery -- Fort Bliss National Cemetery -- Houston National Cemetery -- Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery -- Texas state veterans cemeteries -- Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery -- Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery -- Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene -- Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery -- Appendix A. Persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery -- Appendix B. Eligibility requirements for burial at a Texas state veterans cemetery -- Appendix C. The bivouac of the dead -- Appendix D. Premier Cemetery Service Corporation -- Appendix E. Emblems of belief for government headstones -- Appendix F. Floral and grounds policies at national veterans cemeteries -- Appendix G. Cemetery directory
Control code
on1011543855
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781623496487
Lccn
2017050612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011543855
  • (Sirsi) a2057080
Label
The veterans cemeteries of Texas, Michael Lee Lanning
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National VA cemeteries in Texas -- San Antonio National Cemetery -- Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery -- Kerrville National Cemetery -- Fort Bliss National Cemetery -- Houston National Cemetery -- Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery -- Texas state veterans cemeteries -- Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery -- Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery -- Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene -- Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery -- Appendix A. Persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery -- Appendix B. Eligibility requirements for burial at a Texas state veterans cemetery -- Appendix C. The bivouac of the dead -- Appendix D. Premier Cemetery Service Corporation -- Appendix E. Emblems of belief for government headstones -- Appendix F. Floral and grounds policies at national veterans cemeteries -- Appendix G. Cemetery directory
Control code
on1011543855
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781623496487
Lccn
2017050612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011543855
  • (Sirsi) a2057080

Library Locations

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