New Memorial Being Unveiled at Philadelphia CemeteryPosted: Updated:
A new memorial stands in Philadelphia's Quaker Cemetery.
However, until 2016 a vault that was more than 80 years old stood in its place. A tree fell and damaged the vault two years ago.
"It kinda takes your breath away oh no this is a monument what we had," said Philadelphia Town Supervisor Cheryl Horton.
Horton said the town kept stones from the damaged vault to build the new memorial. By going though old records the town created a plaque listing all those buried in the cemetery. Some were founders of the area.
"You can go though Philadelphia and you'll find roads named after the people buried here," said Horton.
The monument isn't the only effort to make the cemetery nicer. Volunteers have spent hours cleaning grave stones.
"They were so black the letters were all filled in and that's all you could see the streak and the blacks and the dark grays," said Horton.
Horton hopes that the people of Philadelphia continue to volunteer to help make this resting place a peaceful one...
"Everybody that is in Philadelphia is not he re by mistake just as these people are not here by mistake, we have purpose we have a calling," said Horton.
The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. on the Sunday Oct. 14.