Swanton War Memorial

“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”

Shoreham War Memorial

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States. It is the day we honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces. Some history: “Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day.” In 1869, the head of an organization of Union veterans, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established Decoration Day as a way forContinue reading “Shoreham War Memorial”

Addison War Memorial

Please help me honor those men who lived in Addison, Vermont, and who died for our country. They are forever immortalized on the bronze plaques attached to the War Memorial in the Town Square at the Four Corners in Addison, Vermont. What is a “war memorial” you may be asking. It could be some typeContinue reading “Addison War Memorial”

Resurrection Park #4 Largest Catholic Cemetery in Vermont

I visited Resurrection Park in South Burlington, Vermont yesterday to film another section of it. Given that this is the largest Catholic cemetery in Vermont, it is no wonder that I’ve not finished filming it! Resurrection Park is a cemetery in South Burlington, VT. It opened in 1942 and is the largest Catholic cemetery inContinue reading “Resurrection Park #4 Largest Catholic Cemetery in Vermont”

Vermont’s 39th Governor: John Lester Barstow

A HUGE SHOUT-OUT to the Shelburne, Vermont Town Clerk’s Office for their help in finding this grave! They even gave me a map!! Yay! “John Lester Barstow (February 21, 1832 – June 28, 1913) was an American teacher, farmer, politician, and soldier who served as the 39th governor of Vermont, United States. Early Life: Barstow was bornContinue reading “Vermont’s 39th Governor: John Lester Barstow”

Admiral Henry Thomas Mayo

I apologize for the strong sound from the wind. Although the sound quality is poor in sections, it is still understandable for the most part. I do hope you’re still able to learn something about the Admiral regardless of the technical issue. “United States Naval Officer. Graduated from the USNA in 1876, and served onContinue reading “Admiral Henry Thomas Mayo”

Strolling the Village Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont

“Garrad Burritt gave the land for the Old Section of the Village Cemetery in 1829. With over 2000+ burials, the Village cemetery is one of the most well tended, beautiful cemeteries in the State of Vermont. St. Catherine’s Cemetery is now included in the Village Cemetery.”-https://www.shelburnevt.org/222/Village-Cemetery

Phil Smardon Memorial Cremation Garden in Shelburne, Vermont

“Phil Smardon, who served on the Cemetery Commission, was named the State of Vermont Cemetarian of the Year at the Vermont Cemetery Association’s annual meeting in October 1999. The following is an excerpt from the presentation of this award: “Phil has been a Cemetery Commissioner since 1976, a span of 24 uninterrupted years of volunteerContinue reading “Phil Smardon Memorial Cremation Garden in Shelburne, Vermont”

Malletts Bay Cemetery in Vermont: Part 2

Today’s video is Part 2 of my visit to the Malletts Bay Cemetery in Vermont. We’ll definitely visit a well-loved grave. Someone shoveled a path to it and the snow is packed down from someone’s visits. There are many tokens of love displayed, including one burning candle! This was the first time I ever sawContinue reading “Malletts Bay Cemetery in Vermont: Part 2”

Malletts Bay Cemetery in Vermont

Today’s video is Part 1 of 2 parts of my visit to the Malletts Bay Cemetery in Malletts Bay, Vermont. There are a few headstones with photographs. What I like about that is seeing what the person or people looked like. It brings them to life, if you will. “…Malletts Bay Cemetery with a viewContinue reading “Malletts Bay Cemetery in Vermont”

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