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We don't know them all, but we owe them all

White-tailed Deer (doe), Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. It occupies approximately 677 acres and has over 44,000 interments as of 2014. Indiantown Gap derives its name from the various Native American communities that populated the region. Starting in the 1930s it became a training area for the United States Army. Control of the facility was turned over to the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1998. In 1976, a section of Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation was selected as the national cemetery for the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania donated land for the site to the US Veterans Administration (now known as the United States Department of Veterans Affairs), specifically the branch of the VA known as the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.

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Taken on October 10, 2020