I was sad to read a Facebook post by Judy G Russell (The Legal Genealogist) about this ...
are searching for unknown vandals who they say overturned or broke nearly 70
gravestones in a cemetery sometime last week, al.com reported. Alabama
Members of the Little
, which maintains the
cemetery, suspect the incident occurred sometime between Wednesday and Friday
of last week. Ezekiel
Read the full article.
Sadly, this is more common than I would have thought! This isn’t the only cemetery recently vandalized! Here are other articles, all in the last month, about vandalism at cemeteries around the country! These are articles about “unique” acts of vandalism.
Now I’m just mad!
- Vandals hit historic cemetery just before Veterans Day service
- Vandals Damage Cemetery
- St. Albans cemetery damaged by vandals
- Vandals hit Jewish cemeteries
- Vandals demolish tombstones in old Laurinburg cemetery
- Vandals hit cemetery
- Vandals hit historic Daphne cemetery
There are probably more articles and by this time, it was evident that cemetery vandalism was pretty common!
What can be done to prevent this from happening at other cemeteries?
How do we “instill” respect for our ancestor’s final resting spots in our society?
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