50 Years Ago* Provision for a new 50,000-grave national...

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March 12, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 Years Ago

* Provision for a new 50,000-grave national cemetery in Annapolis is made in a recent study prepared by the Army. Last Jan. 1, 2,613 war veterans were buried in the present Annapolis National Cemetery with only 46 grave sites available. -- The Sun, April 4, 1945.

* A new real estate boom has started in war-crowded Annapolis as retired naval officers, recalled for service at the start of the war, will soon be retired again and want to live in retirement near the U.S. Naval Academy. -- The Sun, April 8, 1945.

* On this national day of mourning for the late President Roosevelt, the Navy Department directed the Navy to carry on routine activities but with a period of silence beginning at 4 p.m. The Naval Academy will thus engage in its sport program scheduled for today. -- The Sun, April 15, 1945.

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