Saturday, May 26, 2007

A Monumental First Step

Joshua Jones was dismantling his porch step when he found a granite slab underneath.

"I could see the tip of it sticking up, and I said, 'God, I have a headstone in my backyard,'" Jones recalled. "Please don't let me find a grave."
Fearing what he might find, Jones took a hose to the dirt-encrusted chunk -- and let out his breath.

The water revealed a marker chiseled with "United States Military Academy" and "Stewart Field, West Point, N.Y.," and the names of a general and two colonels.

His porch step, it appeared, had historical significance. [Link]
[Thanks, William!]

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