Graceland is dedicated to preserving the majestic memory of the worlds greatest legend, Elvis Presley. It is a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis. It is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community about 9 miles from Downtown and less than four miles north of the Mississippi border. It currently serves as a museum. It was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. It is the second most visited home in the United States. Graceland was home to Elvis Presley during the height of his career. The iconic rock and roll singer, called “The King of Rock and Roll,” died in the white-columned mansion in 1977 at the age of 42. The King is buried in the Meditation Gardens on the estate.
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More than 12,000 Union soldiers are interred at the beautiful National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, located near Orchard Knob. The park-like setting includes 121 acres of land, making it the largest cemetery in the state. With more than 37,000 interments presently, the cemetery is near capacity and will be closed to new interments in 2015. Only veterans, their wives and families may be buried here. Chattanooga is considered to be one of the few national cemeteries, if not the only one, where three civil war battle sites can be viewed.
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