I don’t know that I’ve ever visited a cemetery that doesn’t have some faded out, fallen over or otherwise challenged headstones. It’s always a little heart-breaking when  you see someone’s final resting place standing less than tall…

does anyone have a thought on what can be done to protect these stones long-term? So sad when you can barely recognize a name or see an overturned stone. Always pains me when I hear of some jackhole vandalizing a cemetery. Or memorial. Or pretty much anything else…

I know the DNR offers workshops–this week’s Heritage Steward, Jeannie Regan-Dinius leads them. More info here.

4 responses to “Sunday Prayers: Headstones”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Let us trace this subject “forever”….the information on these cemeteries is our literal history “in the making”….especially these cemeteries that aren’t currently maintained…and in danger of development….

  2. Tom Davis says:

    For some specific ways to help at just one cemetery, see

  3. Tom Davis says:

    I forgot to link to these answered prayers.

  4. SHurt says:

    I have been searching for a “Cemetery Preservation ” group to volunteer with and I think I may have found just what I’m looking for.
    This past weekend I talked to someone at the “Treasure Hunt” from Indiana Landmarks Foundation , she told me to go to the State of Indiana website, cemetery preservation division.

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