July 29 – Help the Friends of Decatur Cemetery for upcoming Veteran’s Day

To honor the veterans buried in Decatur Cemetery, the Friends of Decatur Cemetery (FODC), a project of Decatur Preservation Alliance, will place flags on the graves followed by a ceremony on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.

We need your help! FODC is in the process of identifying the 700 to 1,000 veterans’ graves in the cemetery by doing walking surveys. If you would like to help locate these graves, there are two opportunities: this Saturday, July 25, beginning at 9 a.m. or next Wednesday, July 29, at 9 a.m. We will meet at the cemetery office, and we promise that you will find this interesting!

Please contact Nancie Sill, who is in charge of the survey, if you have any questions or to let her know that you are coming to help. Nancie’s email address is nanciesill@comcast.net, or you may call her at 404.247.8888. Also, if you know of a veteran’s gravesite and want to make sure it’s included, please let Nancie know.

We are grateful to Victoria Collier of The Elder and Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC, for her generous sponsorship of this project.

~~ The Friends of Decatur Cemetery Committee, a project of the Decatur Preservation Alliance

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