I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Tragedy of Grave Proportions


We spent Memorial Day weekend in Waterloo, New York.  Waterloo happens to be the nationally recognized birthplace of Memorial Day.  Memorial Day is a federal holiday remembering the men and women who died while serving our country. 

On our way home via Route 7 through New York state, we stumbled upon this wonderful cemetery in Brunswick, New York.  No, it's not the famed Forest Park Cemetery.  This is apparently called the Brick Church Cemetery.  It sits on both sides of Route 7, and unfortunately, is not maintained.  Surely, there are veterans buried here.  Soldiers who fought for our freedom; their graves now knee-high in weeds.  

Forest Park Cemetery is listed as abandoned.  It appears that Brick Church Cemetery has been abandoned as well.  How can we abandon these graves and memorials for those who have gone before us?  Is this how we remember them?  This is a disgrace.

If you know of a cemetery that's been disregarded by your local township, contact your select board and ask them why.

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