Our Memorial Day Holiday preparations begin
with our Annual Cemetery Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 18.
Volunteers, such as those pictured, will then place over 375
flags at the gravesites of all our Veterans. On Sunday, May
26 and Monday, May 27, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., volunteers
from the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery will
be on site and available to assist families, friends and visitors
with locating gravesites of loved ones. They will also be
able to provide information and answer questions about the
cemetery and the work of our organization in Jacksonville's
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet
family and friends of those resting in the cemetery and learn
more about their lives. It is a very rewarding experience
for us, and those visiting leave knowing that the cemetery
and their loved ones are being cared for.
2013 will mark our sixth year of offering
this service to the community and our cemetery visitors.