Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Chair: Leila Hamroun-Yazid (Tetra Tech)
Ed Hooker (National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs)
Kirsten Pourroy Hebert (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Kristina Lynn Whitney (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
The network of National Cemeteries is a testimony to the history of a nation divided, rooted in the national conflict centered on states’ rights to own enslaved peoples. This forum will discuss these little-known resources though the lens of an ongoing stewardship program of sites, structures, and landscapes from the 1870s to the 1930s. This 150-year-old government sponsored portfolio crosses geographic and political boundaries. Their history underscores the non-linear evolution of overt and covert differentiators between socio-economic, racial, and political groups reflecting overall societal changes. These cemeteries are a stark illustration of the conflicts that shaped and impact our history.