Cemeteries need help with perpetual care
Friday, June 15, 2012 - 2:16 pm

To the Editor:

When we lose a “loved-one”; we want to remember them in the best possible way. Flowers and charitable causes come to mind.

I want to suggest another “gift” to remember our loved-one forever.

Give a financial gift to the cemetery where they are buried. This will help with perpetual care that most of us take for granted.

Cemeteries biggest days are either Memorial Day or when we personally lose a “loved-one”. When we lose a loved one, we expect the best service and consideration for our loss. On Memorial Day we want to visit a well-groomed, peaceful burial place.

It takes time, money and patience to maintain our local cemeteries. Paying a small deposit for your arrangements for “perpetual care” is not sustaining our Cemeteries.

My Dad, Robert E. Haggett, pasted away in February of this year. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery on Lake Shore Drive in Norwood.

This cemetery along with all cemeteries need our help in keeping these sacred grounds “perpetual”.

Bob Haggett, Potsdam