Monday, May 25, 2009

Tradition


As I walked through Arlington National Cemetery, I began to notice something odd. Every once in a while, I'd see a headstone with a rock on it. Then another. Sometimes it was a few small stones, sometimes just one. So I started taking pictures of them.

I wondered what was going on for a while, then I remembered the end of Schindler's List. I guess it's a way that Jewish folks honor their dead, by placing a stone on the grave. Sure enough, all of the headstones I noticed with rocks atop them also had a small Star of David engraved on them. Mystery solved!

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