Saturday, April 29, 2017

Petersburg overhauls cemetery in disrepair

Back during the Depression, grave markers for 6,000 Civil War soldiers were placed flat or pushed to ground level at Poplar Grove National Cemetery at what is now Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia. This caused damage over the years to many of the markers. A slow deterioration of the rest of the sacred resting round brought outrage. Finally, on Saturday, the soldiers got their honor and respect back. The cemetery was rededicated following a comprehensive rehab. • Article

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