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Sunday, October 14, 2012

GRAVE ERROR?

A Facebook protest has caused the cancellation of one of those “Our Town” type events at an Oklahoma cemetery. At such events, actors dressed in period clothes portray deceased persons of note buried in that cemetery. The Facebook protestors apparently objected to persons walking on the graves of their relatives, and to making a commercial use of the sacred ground.

Personally, I not only have no objection to fundraising events of this sort staged by non-profits, I think it helps increase knowledge of local history and focuses awareness on the need for cemetery preservation and protection. What’s your take on such events?

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