Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Indian Hill Cemetery Workday September 2015

The Prattville Dragoons had a good turn out of workers at Indian Hill cemetery on Saturday September 12th and earlier in the week and much work was accomplished.  Passers-by commented after the completion of the workday that the cemetery had never looked better with the grass cut, brush under the trees cut down and limbs picked up.  

After much weed eating along the fence line, Compatriot Tyrone Crowley took photos of the event - below. The workers on Saturday morning included Commander Stuart Waldo, Adjutant Wayne Sutherland, Tom and Tyrone Crowley, Chaplain Tom Snowden, Skip Ward, new members Chris McDaniel and David Saffold and Tom Huntington who supported the workers by bringing a personal assistant to help. Earlier in the week, new member Ryan King came and worked on his off time from work and completed a great deal of grass cutting. Chris helped cut up a fallen oak tree and Tom Crowley started his requisite fire effectively disposing of a large pile of limbs.  Communications Officer Larry Spears and father James Spears also pitched in earlier in the week since they were unable to attend on Saturday. 

As Alabama Division Guardians of this cemetery where Confederate veterans, including two Dragoons, are buried, Camp 1524 has an obligation to maintain this cemetery and have cheerfully accepted that duty. Deceased brother 2nd Lt Benny Harris who planned and executed the reclamation of this cemetery from the extensive overgrowth and years of neglect is also remembered and honored by maintaining this historic Autauga County burial spot. 

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