Skip to comments.Boy Scout plots all veterans graves in 45 acre, 350 yr old cemetery
Posted on 11/11/2009 6:20:33 AM PST by Brugmansian
This Veterans Day 2009, the only remaining unidentified veteran's grave in the Indian River Cemetery is the Tomb of the Unknown soldier.
All other veterans' graves have been identified by name, war, date of death and location and catalogued into a database and map created by a Morgan School senior, Devon Isaacson for his Eagle Scout accreditation.
While veterans' graves are marked with bronze service medals issued by the U.S. government, Devon is the first to produce a collection of Clinton's interred servicemen in the historic Cemetery . . .
In his project, Devon divided the cemetery's 45 acres into 15 parcels and the wars into nine time periods: French & Indian War (1754-63) Revolutionary (1775-83), Civil War (1861-65), War of 1812 (1812-15), World War 1 (1914-17), World War 11 (1939-45), Korea (1950-53), Vietnam (1959-73) and Iraq (2003-present).
Examples of the type of veterans' information Devon compiled: Reuben Buell, Revolutionary War, Lexington Alarm. Buell's tombstone ( photo) reads: . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at kelseytown.com ...
Eagle Scouts Rock!
grrrr.....was anyone ever prosecuted for it? Had a trade in grave markers developed?
The Feds should have shut down the ACLU back when Congress determined it was a soviet front. Some country where the Boy Scouts of America are seen by a loud segment of the population as a controversial organization. Democrats do a lot of despicable things but one of the worst was, at the 2000 DNC convention, standing up booing and turning their backs when a Boy Scout troop went on stage.
I read about it in Yankee Magazine about ten years ago. Apparently a big auction house like Southby’s in New York was fencing them. Town cemeteries in Connecticut, especially those closer to New York were being plagued by tombstone thefts.
The article started with an ancedote about the editor of a small newspaper in Maine who made a copper weather vane for his barn. It was stolen and a few years later he saw it in the catalog of a prestige New York auction house being offered as a Nineteenth Century New England antiquity. Classy. He called them and informed them of the situation. They brusqely told him to pound salt, so he wrote an article in his own newspaper about it. The article was picked up by the wire services in the pre-internet days and the auction house threatened to sue him. Unfortunately for them, he had photographs of the weather vane on his barn and photographs of it in the process of being created in his shop. It was quite unique and unmistakable.
IIRC, he called the NYPD and they put him on to the burglary squad. At their urging, he drove down to Manhattan with his evidence they were delighted to pay a call on the auction house with him.
It still only plugged a small hole. This one of the reasons I’m glad to no longer call New York my home.
This is such a great story.
Pinging a few FRiends who might like to visit the place. Or pass it on to someone they know who would.
Clinton, CT is located on Long Island Sound 20 miles or so east of New Haven. Nice New England town ... kept my boat there for several summers.
I scrapped and painted boats in those marinas when I was a teenager. Did I ever hate that work. A steel mill was better than that. Clinton is the poor relative to neighboring Madison but does have a good harbor while residents of Madison have to fight to get a mooring pole off the town beach.
Appreciate that. There is activism behind this some might consider. The writer of the OP retired from a local print paper almost two decades ago. Her husband is on the Town Republican Committee. After fixing the RTC website (Godaddy Website tonight for dummies like me) I mentioned a local on line paper to JoAnn. I wanted to do a hard hitting political forum. She wanted a positive, Reader's Digest, Paul Harvey type publication which didn't get into political battles and was strictly local. She was correct. In just a couple months, the Kelseytown Gazette is pretty well known in town. When some ladies put on yellow shirts to pick up trash in town, we had a slide show and a puff piece up about their work by the time they got home. Saturday I went to the supermarket, saw the Volunteer Fire Department and the Rotary club "filling a fire-truck" with nonperishable food for the needy. Had my camera and when I explained why I wanted to take their photos, one said..."Oh yeah..we know about you" and they all lined up to get in the paper.
We don't mention we are Republicans and conservatives but everyone knows it. Or most everyone. When locals want to know what's going on in town, when someone wants to say something, many are coming to us. They know no one will be slammed and they won't be annoyed by what they read. Its a nice position to have and one which can be replicated by conservatives in small towns everywhere. The local print paper covers several towns, is a weekly and can't do what we do. For instance, on election night, we had the results of every race posted on the internet within 45 minutes of the polls closing. Unless someone called or went down to the Town Hall, they would not have known who won except by word of mouth or a week later.
And yeah, by choosing what to put on the net we can advance an agenda..a conservative one. Aside from that, politics is often social. People who have something they want others in town to know want to know us. Promoting this restaurant or that civic group or a fundraiser for the husband of a clerk at the Town Hall who had a stroke after a car accident as we did last week has to reflect well on the party and perhaps draw others to the cause.
Oh yeah, smart move
Had a slip for my sailboat at Cedar Island Marina for three summers. Did most of my own maintenance including scrapping and painting the bottom each spring. Hated the work but always liked the way it looked when finished.
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