There are 20 sets of brothers at this cemetery, one of which is a set from Idaho. Most of the Italian marble headstones are marked and 29 Medal of Honor Recipients also marked. The Memorial has also listed in stone 36,286 names of the Missing in Action. These names are engraven around the hemi-circle along with the Great Seal of every state in America in the walkway.
A high casualty rate ensued through these 6 months and beyond. Due to the brutal nature of the treatment of POWs, 11,000 Americans died in captivity. Many of those are buried here.
I am pondering as I hear the chime that sounds every half hour. This is a solemn and sacred area.
Rows and rows of crosses mark the dedication of individuals that gave their all in defending right and to protect our freedom. What would the world be like without their sacrifice. But some will wonder what it would have been like if they still had their son, husband or father.