History and Memory at the Cemetery and Columbarium
Cemeteries record the past.
The Naval Academy Cemetery is a record of tears: of children mourning lost parents, of parents mourning lost children, of a nation mourning lost heroes, and of a school mourning lost classmates.
The Naval Academy Cemetery is a record of accomplishments: Medal of Honor recipients, a Chief of Naval Operations, superintendents of the Naval Academy, midshipmen, and former employees of the Academy are among those buried there.
The Naval Academy Cemetery is a record of conflicts and peacetimes: counting in its number veterans of every major American War after its inception, and including those lost to accidents in times of peace.
A record of how those entombed on Hospital Point thought of themselves, and a record of how others have aspired to remember them.