Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lest They be Forgot

A friend of ours here in the Local History Room is Terry Wantz. He is a local historian and advocate for remembering those who have gone before us.
Terry has worked hard at making sure the graves of all veterans are remembered each year. This year he went even farther.
Sandy mentioned in a previous post how Terry had nudge the city into recognizing the more expansive limits of the Old Indian Cemetery, off Maple Grove Cemetery. About the same time he also started (dare I say it?) pestering them to do something about Pioneer Cemetery. This was the original city cemetery for Fremont and when Maple Grove was opened, many bodies were moved from here. Many remain though.This past Memorial Day, he got the city to mow Pioneer Cemetery. Then, out of his own pocket, Terry made small bunches of flowers and placed one on each gave in Pioneer cemetery.
And I have to tell you, each week since, the cemetery has been mown.
Way to go, Terry. We salute you.

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