Showing appreciation |

Showing appreciation

I want to thank the Trib for assigning Barry Reeger to come out and see our volunteers cleaning up the overgrown Union Cemetery in Hempfield, just across from Hannastown Golf Course, for the “Labor of love” photo on Page B1 of the Nov. 6 Greensburg edition.

This “labor of love” had everything to do with providing the deceased with the dignity of having their final resting place in near-pristine condition and also with providing veterans with the honors they deserve. Our group was small, but we were committed to giving the deceased at least five months of having their graves brightened by the sun, not buried in 3-foot-tall grass and weeds.

We mowed the entire 26 acres of the 124-year-old cemetery in just four days. We all are honored to have done this.

I received a call from a 92-year-old, Reba Young, whose mother-in-law Nellie is buried there. She said with love in her heart, “Thank you!”

Bob Garritano

North Huntingdon

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