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More stone repairs completed

posted Sep 6, 2013, 11:35 AM by Florence Barnick

Our friends at Carroll Memorials have repaired and reset more stones for us! Some of these were broken, others sinking.

Spring Cleaning

posted May 6, 2013, 11:42 AM by Florence Barnick   [ updated May 6, 2013, 11:56 AM ]

What a perfect day we had for today's clean-up. Pictured below are 14 of the 20 volunteers who weeded, raked, cleaned stones, picked up sticks, cut down a dead tree, pruned several trees, pulled ivy, killed poison ivy, painted fencing, documented stones needing repair,and hauled all the debris away. WOW. In just three hours, a lot was accomplished.
Earlier in the week three volunteers cut and hauled several large branches that had fallen in the most recent storm. 

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Circle K supports the Cemetery

posted May 6, 2013, 11:36 AM by Florence Barnick

Many thanks to the volunteers from the University of Mary Washington's Circle K International group who spent a few hours on September 4th painting wrought iron fencing in the Cemetery! We are so thankful for the time and effort they put in, and they plan to do more throughout the year! 


If you know of any volunteer groups or individuals who are looking for a community service project, have them contact us. 

Cemetery Company Receives Award

posted Mar 24, 2013, 3:47 PM by Florence Barnick

 
The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) honored the Cemetery Company with a Special Recognition Award March 24th at their annual meeting. It was presented by Executive Directory Sean Maroney "For their continuing efforts to protect and preserve the historic Fredericksburg City Cemetery".  Particularly cited were ongoing efforts to repair broken stones and the care taken to rebuild the wall after numerous car accidents. President Jeanette Cadwallender and Secretary Florence Barnick accepted the award.

More Stone Repairs

posted May 11, 2012, 7:19 AM by Florence Barnick

Today our repair work was featured on the front of the Region section of the local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star.

Other repairs that were completed:
This stone was reset to its base, which was raised back up as well.




Here's the one shown in the newspaper photo:


And this heap of broken pieces turned out to be two stones instead of one:



Also, bronze plaques denoting the Congressional Medal of Honor were affixed to the ledger-style stone of Brigadier General Daniel Davis Wheeler.


Stone Repairs

posted May 8, 2012, 11:14 AM by Florence Barnick   [ updated May 8, 2012, 12:08 PM ]

An anonymous donor has graciously offered to help us get some of the damaged, shifting or sinking stones repaired and reset. Last week Kline Memorials began this work. Here are some before and after photos.

If you would like to contribute for a specific stone or for general upkeep and maintenance, please visit the Help the Cemetery page.

In these, there is a deep hole to the left of the center stone, and the earth is rising around the feet of the 2 right stones. Now the hole is filled and the stones are reset and leveled.

This one was knocked off its base, either by vandals or perhaps in the 2011 earthquake, and it has been reset.

This was settling and leaning, is now reset with a proper foundation.

Another knocked off its foundation and reset. The Fredericksburg Baptist Church contributed for this repair, as Mrs. Euliss was a long-time member.












This unique stone was leaning precariously, and if it had tipped it surely would have broken. Now it is straight and has a proper foundation.

Congratulations!

posted May 7, 2012, 12:33 PM by Florence Barnick   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:37 AM ]

John Burke received his Eagle Scout Sunday, May 6. It was a lovely ceremony for a deserving young man. John's project included the creation of this website, building a brochure box, and updating the 1980's maps of stones. Troop 170 from the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church has for years helped place flags on all veterans' graves for Memorial Day, and this is the second Eagle Project benefiting the City Cemetery.

Clean-Up Day May 2012

posted May 7, 2012, 12:24 PM by Florence Barnick   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:36 AM ]

Thanks to all who came out for our Spring Cleaning! We got a lot done, including beginning to paint some of the wrought iron fencing, which looks great! Trees and shrubs were trimmed and pruned, and we even got a start on unearthing some of the sunken curbing around lots. If you'd like to know when our clean-up days are, contact us to provide an email address or Like us on Facebook.
   
     

Wall update

posted May 7, 2012, 12:16 PM by Florence Barnick   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:37 AM ]

 
Photos from facebook.com/FredericksburgCityCemetery
NEWS UPDATE: THE WALL REPAIR IS COMPLETE. The challenge will be paying for it - so please help with your donations hereThis is the second time in less than five months that a driver has knocked down part of the original brick wall along Washington Ave. Read the Feb. 16, 2012 editorial  here and follow repair updates on our Facebook page

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