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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day In Honor of Bucktoe Cemetery

In honor of Memorial Day, TLC wanted to share a special post regarding the importance of the Bucktoe Cemetery to those who have worked, volunteered or participated in the archaeological digs. 

Eugene Hough assisting students on the archaeology digs. 
"Bucktoe Cemetery is a part of our history and deserves all of the time and respect volunteers can give. I enjoy helping out and being a part of such a rewarding project." - Julie Dixon, volunteer for archaeological digs. 
"In the spirit of silent cities, cemetery classrooms, The Land Conservancy, Heritage Guild Works, and The New Garden UAME Church continues with the interesting process of archaeological digs of the church foundation." - Eugene Hough, Heritage Guild Works

"I had a great time at Bucktoe Cemetery. It was an amazing experience. I learned that some people couldn’t afford fancy headstones, so they just used regular stones or rocks to mark graves." - Technical College High School student regarding the archaeological digs. 

"The historical significance of the cemetery is that African American civil war soldiers were buried there. You perform an archeological dig with a lot of patience. You perform the dig by going layer by layer into the earth uncovering pieces of the past. I worked on digging inside the church. We found many items including glass, pottery, wood, nails, and burnt wood. The trip to Bucktoe Cemetery was very fun.  I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to anybody."  - Technical College High Student regarding the archaeological digs.

"Memorial day is important because it is the one day set aside where we can remember and honor those brave people who fought and gave their lives for our country." John 15:13 King James Version, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - Crystal Crampton, New Garden UAME Church. 

Stay tuned for more updates from the Bucktoe Cemetery. Contact for information on ways to become involved!  

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