Quantico National Military Cemetary is just down the road about 15 miles from my home. For just as many years I have meant to visit it. Yesterday was beautiful weather and so I found another Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) to make the short road trip with me. (Two chiefs are more than a tribe!)
While the cemetary sits adjacent to Quantico Marine Corps Base, it is truly a national cemetary with members of all branches of military service resting there.
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One of the more curious aspects of the visit was discovering various kinds of religious symbols on some of the gravestones. Below is an example of just some — to include a symbol for Atheists and another that is ‘The Hammer of Thor’.
There are many other (almost 60) approved religious symbols that can appear on a veteran’s gravestone. The Veterans Administration refers to these symbols as ‘Emblems of Belief‘.
Being a family historian I did some quick research on all Goldens interred at Quantico and have added some information about their lineages. Anyone with additional information is welcome to write to me at Norfolk1956@gmail.com
Descended from: Edward Golden (1875 – aft 1931) and Alice Howard (1875 – aft 1931), both born in Louisiana.
Golden, Harold K
MM2 // Navy and Us Army
War Service: World War II
Buried At: Section 11 Site 504 FindAGrave
Descended from: Richard Golden (1740 – 1795) and Mary Francis ‘Frankie’ Lowe (1750 – 1812), both of Ireland and immigrants to Georgia, later living in Kentucky.
and his wife: Golden, Elsie K
Descended from: James Linwood Golden (1903 – aft 1924) and Irene Proctor (1910 – aft 1924), both born in Virginia.
and his wife Golden, Alice
Descended from: Scott Paine Golden (1836 – aft 1890) and Harriett Brown (1855 – 1932), both born in (West) Virginia.
Descended from: Robert Francis Golden (1855 DC – 1920 DC) and Ataway (“Addie” ??) Bailey (1863 DC or MD – 1909 DC)
Descended from: Unknown
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All gravestone images are courtesy of Findagrave.com. The Park Memorial to ‘Combat Veterans Wounded’ is from the Veterans Administration website for the Quantico National Cemetary. Photos of Linwood Golden and Ronald Blair Golden are from obituaries that I found online. The photo of Al Alborn was taken by myself, Bill Golden.