Today’s video, https://youtu.be/qD4DpdlGgUw, is Part 2 of my Tour of the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester, Vermont. From the 1890’s to 1963, this was a military cemetery only.
“It is quiet except for the passing traffic, and it is still within sight of its namesake, Fort Ethan Allen. The military cemetery began when the Fort came into being in the late 1890s. It remained a military cemetery until 1963, when the Fort was decommissioned, and the General Services Administration transferred ownership to the town. It is no longer necessary for one to be in the military to gain admission to the cemetery.
Committee members place American flags on all the gravesites of veterans in the town cemeteries, generally by Memorial Day every year, but a lone volunteer faithfully performs this duty at the Fort Ethan Allen cemetery. “-https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/06/30/history-space-cemeteries-colchester/36522643/