Preserve and Honor

A teenager named Ricky Gilleland has created a digitized record of the graves of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His website—Preserve and Honor—allows you to enter the name, branch of service, date of birth and date of death of the fallen to search for their gravestone and burial location.

Preserve and Honor screenshot
Preserve and Honor results page screenshot

The results provide all that information, plus a photo of the grave marker, the location of the grave and a link to the soldiers obituary. The site is beautifully and respectfully done and is a tribute to our fallen soldiers. Excellent job, Ricky!

Read about this on Dick Eastman’s blog or the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

What do you think?


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