Back on May 12th I attended the dedication of the 33 gravestones that were placed in the Circle of Honor at Frankford’s Civil War and Soldiers Memorial at Cedar Hill Cemetery. There are 33 soldiers buried in the circle that until this year were unmarked. Tony Matijasick spoke about the project in a previous video that you can see here.
I was not prepared to do video but the weather was so beautiful that I did end up with some shots. Those combined with stills are included in the 6 minute video below. It is worth a trip up to Cedar Hill to see that memorial and not how much it is need of restoration.
There will be a rededication ceremony for 33 newly installed Federal military gravestones for the Union veterans buried in the “Circle of Honor” surrounding the monument at the Civil War Memorial in Cedar Hill Cemetery on May 12th. I met Tony Matijasick on a freezing cold day back in January to see what had been done and took some video.
The 33 new stones mark the graves that surround the monument. The funds for the installation of the stone was mainly contributed by the reenactment groups that the soldiers would have served in during the war.
Now the monument itself is in dire need of preservation, so funds are needed once again to complete this project. The lettering listing the names of all the soldiers from Frankford who served is barely readable today and it is time to restore it.
Below is a short video.