Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Monday, March 26, 2018

Taking a Thought-Provoking Look to Answer the Question of Cemetery Security Across America Today

Vandalism of Love Ones' Final Resting Places Hard to Prevent" 
by Marty Roney
of the
"Montgomery, Alabama Advertiser"

The title catches our eye with its large print meant to capture our attention and gain our interest.  Sadly, the subject is one many of us already know about first hand.  
It resonates with us.  It encourages us to spend more time learning how others with the same or similar problems have adopted measures that have helped to resolve them. 

The reports of thefts reflect on the real 'sense of violation' that overwhelms those who visit the  gravesites of their loved ones and friends only to see their flowers thrown out early or momentos broken or missing.
Extending congratulations to the cemeteries that have reduced the occurrences of thefts and vandalism. We need to read more of their stories!
 Let's take the time to read and learn from those who have taken the necessary steps and implemented them.  
More cemeteries and gravesites will remain peaceful resting places if we follow the lead of others who have found ways to reduce thefts and vandalism.