May Headstone Cleaning and Straightening at Placerville Union Cemetery

May 18, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 12:00pm
Placerville Union Cemetery

Event Details

An entire battalion of military headstones at Placerville Union Cemetery, many dating back to the Civil War, are lichen-encrusted to the point of illegibility, leaning precariously, or both.


Please join us on Saturday, May 18 for the second of several “Headstone parties” this summer to clean and straighten these monuments to those who have served. Headstone cleaning is satisfying and important work.

Details: Supervisors will be on hand to show volunteers VA-approved, safe, headstone cleaning techniques. Cleaning supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome. You must sign up in advance and sign a liability waver when you arrive.

Wear: sun hat, work clothes and sturdy shoes. Terrain is irregular.

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