My Husband and I are passionate about saving our cemeteries because our Nation's history is buried within each of them.
Our history is on full display within cemeteries across the United States. That history includes early settlers who carved homes out of the wilderness and the founding fathers who helped establish colonial communities.
From Colonial America, which was formed before the Revolutionary War to the Northwest Territories, which were established after the revolt ended.
Walk through your local cemeteries to learn more about your town’s history. And, grab the rest of your family to include them in learning about our history.
The oldest monuments you’ll find on display in our cemeteries have withstood both time and weather. Not every monument was so fortunate, however, especially the wooden markers that were made during the formative years of our Nation.
Our ancestors traveled, at great risk, across the sea to build new lives for themselves here in America. They fought against incredible odds, and overcame obstacle after obstacle in order to develop towns, villages and cities. Today, every community, in every state, gets to enjoy the fruits of their labor. We owe those in our cemeteries the respect they deserve by preserving their memorials.
If your local cemetery has broken monuments or gravestones that are leaning and laying on the ground, please contact your Township Trustee and let them know about it. If your local cemetery board, cemetery manager, or township trustee needs recommendations on who to contract with for cemetery preservation, ask them to contact me.
Help us to spread the message. Together we can #SaveOurCemeteries and #SaveOurHistory