Bob Farnam

Photograph of Bob Farnam

I only use my electric bicycle and public transportation. I am retired from the U.S. Navy and am living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The Soldiers' Home was established in 1851 as an "asylum for old and disabled veterans." I moved here on January 18, 2006, so I am relatively new to the area again. I was stationed at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and Navy Recruiting Command in the early 1970s. The Soldier's Home Cemetery was donated by "The Soldiers' Home" and was expanded after it got full and then had to start a satelite facility now known as "Arlington National Cemetery". They are the only two National Cemeteries that are administered by the U.S. Army, the rest are administered by the Veterans Administration. Oh, as a foot note: Arlington National Cemetery is no longer a satelite of our Cemetery. I am also happy to say that I have photographed every grave site at the US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery and the Battleground National Cemetery both in Washington, D.C.I have also photographed every grave site at St. Elizabeth's Hospital I have also photographed the headstones at the Kanchanaburi War Memorial Cemetery Thailand (the POW Cemetery from the Thai Burma Railroad, Bridge of the River Kwai).


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