We haven’t had many war veterans in our family. My mother served as a nurse in the British Army during World War II and was initially stationed in Normandy just after D-Day. She knew that her uncle Reeves, my great-uncle, had died in Normandy during WWI and undertook to find out where he was buried, visiting all the British cemeteries in the area until she found his grave. He would only have been 20-some years old, if that, when he died.
This photograph is a dawn shot of the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio, part of GGNRA and a peaceful resting place for US war veterans on a hillside overlooking the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.