Honoring Those Who Served
Originally known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a national holiday intended to honor the dead who have served this nation in military uniform. The government has placed the responsibility of appropriate recognition of those who served, with each municipality’s Sexton, the origins of which were charged with the duty of caring for sacred objects. For those who are buried or interred at a Private Cemetery such as All Souls Cemetery at 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon, OH, operated by the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Diocese of Cleveland, there is no mandate or duty assigned to a caretaker to appropriately recognize the military veterans buried there. There are over 3000 Veterans in All Souls Cemetery. On May 24, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the decoration of the Veterans graves with American flags will begin. Volunteers who wish to participate can gather at All Souls Cemetery to assist. Wear suitable attire with regards to weather and terrain, hydrate and bring a snack. We hope to see you there.