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Re: Southern Cemeteries
Posted by: Bobbi Chase (ID *****3242) Date: August 23, 2009 at 08:20:05
In Reply to: Re: Southern Cemeteries by Fred Ragsdale of 1986

Fred,

I commend you for having cleaned up a cemetery. That shows that you cared about the condition of that cemetery because of the graves of those who were buried there and you did something about it.

The purpose of my messages are to remind people that those graves contain the earthly remains of our ancestors who contributed in some way or the other to this great nation of ours. It doesn't matter in which century they lived.

What will benefit all of us is for everyone in this great nation of ours to respect and care for those graves and monuments of all of our ancestors.

We need to support those who are working to do what they can to preserve our cemeteries. Most are extremely dedicated people and are seldom acknowledged, if ever.

I must mention that there are numerous people who are photographing and continue to photograph headstones and placing them on the site titled "find-a-grave." That is an invaluable undertaking. Even if some of those headstones are eventually destroyed then that site will become greater in importance for those of us who wish to see what the headstones and or monuments of our ancestors looked like.

I hope you will encourage others that you know to help preserve our cemeteries, or at the very least to photograph headstones.

Bobbi






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