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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Ohio associations clean up national cemeteries" -

For the full story, and the link to volunteer, click on title. 

Below are a few paragraphs abstracted from the story:

"Since 1994, the Ohio Lawn Care Association, through its generous membership, has devoted countless hours and materials to the task of beautifying the hallowed grounds at the Dayton National Veterans Cemetery in Dayton.

ONLA is teaming up with OLCA to reach out to all members to join the organizations on Saturday, Nov. 12 for this greatest of events "A Grateful Embrace.” This year the organizations have added another site that is in great need of help. The "Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery” in Rittman, Ohio will experience its inaugural event by the same name and will run simultaneously with the Dayton project.

There will be doughnuts and coffee for volunteers upon their arrival and lunch upon completion of the day’s work. Promptly at 9:00 am, there will be a short ceremony at each venue capturing the spirit and humbleness of the event which will include guest speakers, Honor Guard and Benediction. Most of the materials (fertilizer) will be provided through the donations of industry suppliers; however OLA is asking that those who can donate five bags of fertilizer to the cause as well.

Attendees will need to bring spreaders, blowers and all of the manpower they can muster to help get 160 acres of turf fertilized on that day.

Arrival and check in times for each event will be 7:00 am and work should be completed by noon."
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