Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Darlington Cemetery

In Memory

This most unusual marker is in Darlington Cemetery, in northern Maryland.  The plaque reads:

In Memory
Maude W. Bedford
In Performance of Her
duties at
May 25, 1945

Presented by
Her Fellow Workers

Mrs. Bedford and 11 co-workers where killed when two of the military base's grenade assembly buildings exploded.   Edgewood Arsenal is part of a government facility now known as Aberdeen Proving Ground.  More information is available about Mrs. Bedford here

They are war heroes of a different type, but as just as important to our freedom.

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