Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day 2019 - Remembering America's Fallen Heros and their sarifices -- We owe them so much.

Today is one of remembering, reflecting, and offering our deepest respect and gratitude to all those who so selflessly sacrificed their lives so that all of us can enjoy the freedoms we have as Americans.  One way we often choose to honor our veterans is to visit a cemetery; perhaps more than one on this day -- a day that is for them. 
Cemeteries are the final resting places for countless special heroes who devoted a portion of their lives, for however long, in service to us in ways that go beyond measure; that have kept us free and safe.  
So it is that our welled-up tears fall quickly, even before our softly whispered thank-yous, as we kneel down and touch their gravestones praying they hear us.  Some may have been members of our own families, cherished friends, our kindly neighbors, or school chums who were taken from us too young.  We express our appreciation to them; understanding it could never be enough.  
May they all rest in eternal peace with the blessed assurance that we have not forgotten them; not now, not ever.     
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