The Forgotten Cemetery

JHC5

The cemetery next to the old church was  a bit rundown and neglected. Ann let the girls play quietly outside while she talked to the Minister about an upcoming wedding. She was the event planner for the church and loved weddings. As she left the chapel she was struck by the contrast between the great joys of life and the sorrows that the cemetery represented. It was even sadder because the site looked almost abandoned. They were about to leave when they noticed the little flag on one of the headstones. They were drawn to read the inscription.  He gave his life in the defense of his country. Rest in Peace.

In honor of Veterans Day 11/11/15

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Cemetery image by J. Hardy Carroll

26 thoughts on “The Forgotten Cemetery

  1. mewhoami

    Love this! This is one thing that my husband and I often consider when we go to old cemeteries. The people who have been laid to rest there, all had lives and families. They all have a story, still today. They should never be forgotten.

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  2. rgayer55

    I have two uncles buried in a cemetery back in the woods, far from the road. One of them died in WWI (from influenza), the other from a lightning strike. There are two men who take turns mowing it, but other than that, no one ever visits. How sad.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes, but if you remember them I think that is important. When I have sometimes read the markers in old cemeteries it makes me think about how we all share this experience of life and how many of us are lost in time and not remembered. Most of us share this poignant experience. We will not be remembered, except in the minds of our loved ones.

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