August Headstone Cleaning and Straightening at Placerville Union Cemetery

August 24, 2024 @ 9:00am
- 12:00pm
Placerville Union Cemetery

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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, August 24 for the fourth 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 register in advance.

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

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