As we remember the 75th anniversary of President Harry Truman's executive order ending segregation in the military, we look at two sections in Stones River National Cemetery where segregation occurred until a decade later. Check out the story on Sections P and Q.
Find out about Lt. Colonel JD Elliott and how he died in the conclusion of this National Cemetery Stories. Was he "mortally wounded" as reported or was he murdered?
At the July 13th board meeting, the election results were approved and the new officers took their new positions, New Board President Tom Zei stated "It is an honor to be trusted to lead the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield. We have a history of wonderful support to the mission of the NPS battlefield and we hope to look for opportunities to expand the support this upcoming year." The Board also thanked new Treasurer Phila Chandler for stepping into this critical position. Her experience will benefit us greatly.
We also would like to sincerely thank past officers and board members Eddie Macon and Ed Arning. Although personal commitments will not allow them to continue, we appreciate the leadership they provided the organization for many years.
Check out the first installment of the story of Lt. Colonel JD Elliott as part of the National Cemetery Stories. Part One is found under the News & Stories tab above. Look for Part Two soon.