This beautiful National Cemetery is the second national cemetery in its state and the 123rd in the national cemetery system. A private citizen donated the 775-acre site to the National Cemetery Administration in 2001. At maximum capacity, 330 acres of the site will be developed for burials; the remainder of the site is too steep to be used for interments. Historically, the site was used for logging purposes and as a hunting ground for local residents.
This National Cemetery is located near the site of Indian burial mounds, created by American Indians of the Mississippian culture between AD 1000-1550. This site is one of the largest American Indian burial mounds in North America. Archaeological investigations have been conducted on Etowah mounds for over one hundred years.
This National Cemetery opened for burials in 2006, and was formally dedicated on June 4 of that year.
Magnificent Hope - and all of us at WIP and PNP - offer our heartfelt gratitude to the men and women - "all gave some, some gave all" - who have served our country to keep us safe, to keep us free, to keep others around the world free. It's because of your service that we have the freedom to read and own Bibles, go to church or have church in our homes, the freedom to share Jesus with the world. We don't take your service or your sacrifices for granted.
Readers, now it's your turn. First, thank a Vet.
Then, submit your best guess of where you think Magnificent Hope visited this weekend, and you'll be entered to win a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, $100 gift card, and a bunch of books!
(If you need a little help figuring it out, watch our Facebook pages and Twitter Tweets for hints during the next few days!)
Each week, we’ll post a photo of Magnificent Hope near a landmark. If you know “Where in the World is Magnificent Hope?” send us an e-mail with the subject line CONTEST WEEK 1, CONTEST WEEK 2, CONTEST WEEK 3, etc. The person with the MOST correct entries and bonus entries at the end of the contest will win their choice of either a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet, a $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (depending on which reader your choose), and a copy of all our WIP and PNP books published any time during this year!
Bonus entries may be earned three ways:
- By “liking” all three Facebook pages – Write Integrity, Pix-N-Pens, and Magnificent Hope – just be sure to let us know you liked us, and we’ll add the bonus points.
- Bonus entries will also be given for anyone submitting by e-mail one or more photos taken with Magnificent Hope AND at least one of our books anywhere on her journey. One photo per location, please. (For example, if you bump into Magnificent Hope at a Jennifer Fromke event in North Carolina and take ten photos with her at that same event, only one photo will count. But if you bump into Magnificent Hope at Jennifer’s event, and then again at an event with Dianne E. Butts, you can take photos both places and get two bonus entries!) Send your photos in .jpeg format, attached to an email, and we may use them in blog posts or perhaps even a book.
- Telling your family and friends about Magnificent Hope, Hope Tour 2012, and our books and authors – through Facebook, Twitter, blog posts, interviews with our authors or Magnificent Hope, or other ways. One share per week gets you an extra entry, so send us your links by e-mail so we can tally your points.
If you're just now joining us, feel free to click the links on the previous weeks' contests, and enter those now - just make sure to put which week your entry is for in the subject line of your e-mail, so you're credited properly.
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