Cemeteries are fighting back when it comes to theft. The time leading up to Memorial Day seems to be the second busiest time – next to the days before Christmas. People walk off with flowers, shrubs, flags, vigil lights and other items left on the graves of veterans by family and friends. It’s almost as […]
It’s amazing how little respect some people have for the dead. The Boston Globe reports that last month, a group of vandals toppled over 90 headstones at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, MA. A photo on the Boston Globe site shows a limestone Civil War memorial lying on its side.
A recent article by IWPR.com reveals the fate of Jugha Cemetery – one of the most famous medieval Christian cemeteries in Azerbaijan (a primarily Muslim nation between Iran and Russia which gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991).