Volunteers organized by the Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society decorated the headstones and grave markers of 661 veterans with flags last Sunday.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
Dozens of volunteers gathered in Ivy Hill Cemetery on Sunday, May 17, to decorate the 661 identified graves of veterans for Memorial Day. The volunteers broke into small groups after selecting one to be the map-reader and made their way to the different sections of the 22 and a half acre cemetery. The map-reader called out the names and the rest of the team moved from plot to plot in search of the headstones and grave markers to plant a flag. Burials began at the cemetery in 1811, and Ivy Hill received a charter as a community cemetery in 1856. Rockland’s Barbeque donated chicken and pork barbeque lunches to the volunteers at the graveyard on Sunday afternoon. For more information on upcoming activities and events at Ivy Hill visit Ivy Hill Historic Preservation Society on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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