Today seven cemetery committee members were pulling stakes (that mark cemetery "blocks" in case we need to have a winter burial.) We're doing it earlier this year because the warm weather has encouraged the grass to start growing. The first mowing will happen later this week.
The four teak benches were put out in the columbarium. We're thinking about adding a bench to the south cemetery. We also continued to remove dirt and flowers from the pots that were used last year. Wood chips were added around remaining trees as a mulch and some shrubs trimmed. Black dirt and grass seed was spread on a couple recent burials. Later in May, we'll be turning the water on and hope for no leaks this year...
We've now have over 190 veterans in our cemeteries and will mark each with a bronze service star and flag for Memorial Day. This year four new veterans passed away and were added to the cemetery.
Here's the crew that worked today!