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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."

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sharing an Uplifting Story of Well Deserved Recognition for Groundskeepers of Two Athens Ohio Cemeteries

Sharing from "The Post" in Athens, Ohio.  

by Julia Fair -- published on January 18, 2017.
Cemeteries mentioned in the story:
 (Find A Grave links):
This well-written and heartfelt cemetery story recognizes the dedication and efforts of those who regularly tend to the needs of their community's cemeteries. 
The details spotlight their caring and concerned approach that springs from a deep understanding that their city's cemeteries are vitally important and should be maintained.   

There is a great deal of inspiration to be found in this easy-reading article from Athens, Ohio that encourages others to feel it worthwhile for them to follow in the footsteps of these groundskeepers.  

The Green Lawn Cemetery Vandal Has Struck Once Again -- But This Time He was Caught On Camera!

Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio has been the target of one individual this past year who has repeatedly and savagely vandalized the monuments, markers, and even stained glass windows at the city's largest and most historic cemetery; but his days in doing so appear to be over according to the latest news reports.  
Sharing here a WCMH TV - NBC4 report of January 19, 2017 that gives the cemetery officials good hope that this criminal's days of committing violent acts at Green Lawn Cemetery are coming to an end; permanently.  
The Columbus Landmarks Foundation is holding a "Walk for Restoration" on January 29, 2017 from 2p.m. to 4:00p.m.  
"Exciting News!" 
"The next Columbus Landmarks tour on January 29th will raise money to repair some of the historical monuments damaged by recent vandalism. 
Please consider buying tickets on the Columbus Landmarks website and joining us for what will be an interesting and informative tour!"
Click HERE Purchase Tickets
Click HERE to access the "Go Fund Me" Account for Green Lawn Cemetery.
Sharing a link to Green Lawn Cemetery on "GenealogyBug" - (© 2001-2017 by David K. & Leona L. Gustafson)!-- a great website!
You can also find:
 Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio on "Find A Grave" with over 143,000 interments - including 49 famous persons!