May 10, 2009
The Fort Smith National Cemetery is the oldest of the states three national cemeteries. It was originally a post cemetery, with the first internment in 1819. Designated a national cemetery in 1867, it is today the resting place of more than 13,000 veterans and family members. Among the notables interred are the famous judge Isaac Parker and World War II brigadier general William O. Darby. Shown here is the entrance to the cemetery.