We had a lovely day today for the Mass Grave Remembrance Service! Minister Jacquelyne Tyler of Zion UCC gave the dedication. Here are a few pics.
The pastor of Zion UCC and the Zion Cemetery Board. L-R: Minister Jacquelyne Tyler, Kathy Steigerwald, Martha Kneib, Louise Wright, Marian McCreary, Todd Kneib. Missing board member: Loree Morgan.
Plants, bench, mulch, and memorial foundation are in! Now we just need the marker to arrive, and perhaps some flagstones to place in front of the bench. Thanks to the many people who helped put this together: Bill Baumgartner of St. Peter’s Cemetery (mulch), Jill Gunkel (bench), Forest ReLeaf (plants), Mary Ann Fink (plant choices and landscaping supervision).
Work on the site of the mass grave memorial has started! Here’s Larry, Dennis, Perry, Martha, and Kathy at the site.