Elizabeth Thorn, acting caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery from 1862-1865 while her husband Peter served in the Union Army. In the weeks after the battle of Gettysburg she single-handedly buried ninety one dead soldiers. She dug some graves while six months pregnant. Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

Elizabeth Thorn, acting caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery from 1862-1865 while her husband Peter served in the Union Army. In the weeks after the battle of Gettysburg she single-handedly buried ninety one dead soldiers. She dug some graves while six months pregnant. Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by snakes and insects. [6710×8935]

Picture of “Wound Man” from an English anatomical treatise, c. 1400-1600. Presumably served as a reminder of the injuries to which the human body is prone. These typically range from blows to the head, to stab wounds and bites by snakes and insects. [6710×8935]

I met a WWII veteran at work today. He told me about the time he went to the Whitehouse to meet Obama. He joined the military in 1940, and served in several branches of the military. He keeps this photo of Obama and him in his jacket. Thank you for your service, Sir!

I met a WWII veteran at work today. He told me about the time he went to the Whitehouse to meet Obama. He joined the military in 1940, and served in several branches of the military. He keeps this photo of Obama and him in his jacket. Thank you for your service, Sir!