I decided to walk a section I had never visited before at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. As I did so, I discovered a small crypt designed for two people to lie side-by-side. It appeared to be created from Barre granite, which is a light gray granite. Sturdy, solid, permanent and screams “forever”.
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Old Glory Waving Over Military Graves
Once I saw those flags standing straight out due to the strong winds, I knew I had to film. I am always awed by flags standing at attention. And that’s especially true when flags are flying over military graves. These soldiers, Union soldiers, who fought during the American Civil War, deserve this respect.
Peonies Passing on By!
“…Often, peonies were planted at the head of graves in cemeteries, assuring there would always be flowers in memory should there be no one left to decorate them. Once planted, peonies were good for a hundred years or more… …Nothing could be easier to grow than a peony. They thrive on neglect once established. TheContinue reading “Peonies Passing on By!”
Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery
When I filmed these children’s graves back in June 2021, several headstones were tipped forward. This made some of them unreadable. There were others that were leaning in other directions as well. In September 2022, people from the Howard Center and the Vermont Old Cemetery Association joined forces to straighten these headstones. I must sayContinue reading “Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery”
Old West Church Cemetery
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the graveyard was “first used in 1800 and contains 134 graves.” Admittedly, it did not look that big, but there were several tiny headstones, Plus, there were several monuments as well. They often have multiple names listed on them. The cemetery, overall, seemed to be in good condition.Continue reading “Old West Church Cemetery”
I discovered this headstone as I walked a small section of Resurrection Park. Resurrection Park is the largest Catholic cemetery in the state of Vermont and opened in 1942, according to Find a Grave. This is the grave of Jim Crevier. Tell us you’re a sports fan without telling us you’re a sports fan, Jim!Continue reading “Sports Fan!”
Photos on Headstones
The day before I filmed this video, I was at Resurrection Park filming a variety of shorts videos. Resurrection Park is the largest Catholic cemetery in the state of Vermont and opened in 1942. All the Bishops were moved to this cemetery. I discovered two headstones with pictures. One had an engraved plowtruck. The otherContinue reading “Photos on Headstones”
Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery in Alburgh, Vermont
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “[i]t was first used in 1806 and contains 27 graves.” During the filming, I incorrectly stated I thought this was the Reynolds Cemetery. I discovered with some more research that this is the Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery. Both are in Alburgh.
Burying Yard Point Memorial
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “Six+ Revolutionary War veterans buried here; destroyed in 1880 when a new bridge was built here, now marked by a monument. The following prominent people are buried here:Blanchard, William (1750-1836) – Revolutionary War.Hall, Enoch (1735-1807) – Revolutionary War.Knapp, Abraham (1739-1809) – Revolutionary War.Uttley, William (0-0) – Revolutionary War.Wales,Continue reading “Burying Yard Point Memorial”
South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!
According to the North Hero Cemetery Commission, no new burial plots are available in this cemetery. The Vermont Old Cemetery Association states this cemetery “was first used in 1790 and contains 300+ graves .” This is one of the best, if not the best, maintained cemetery I’ve yet walked. Kudos to the North Hero CemeteryContinue reading “South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!”