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Cumberland Historic Cemetery Association Encourages Grave Clean Up

May 27th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Until 1971, what is now officially celebrated as Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day – a day to remember those who died in the Civil War and decorate their graves and those of other loved ones. 

Many families still visit cemeteries over the Memorial Day holiday.  Ed Taylor, Jr of the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Association, says perpetual care of gravesites doesn’t always do everything needed to keep a burial site cleaned up, so be ready for some work when taking flowers to a cemetery…