Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta is positioned on the town’s highest elevation. It is an historic Texas cemetery as designated by the Texas Historic Fee in 2001.
It is also a site of honor for those who have offered their life in armed forces conflicts.
Just one of the additional peaceful scenes at the cemetery is its Memorial Gardens. This fenced and cultivated web-site contains a memorial granite stone for Environment War II veterans who gave their life.
This monument at the time stood close to the doorway of the town’s older significant faculty constructing. It was to start with placed there in 1946 on Allday and North Louise streets, the place the law enforcement office is now.
Students handed by it quite a few moments every single school working day. As the college moved, so did the granite monument. It is now in the Memorial Gardens of Pine Crest Cemetery. The Atlanta Garden Club sponsored the monument, which lists 22 names, indicating “Atlanta honors her heroes of this faculty who served in Globe War II.”
Atlanta and Cass County give key consideration to veterans as do quite a few towns and counties. While the cemetery is at the greatest and central portion of city, veterans are also commended at Veterans’ Plaza in the middle of the business district with its substantial murals, lighted flag and monument for each individual major department of services.
The city also has very operating veterans’ businesses which do the job to preserve military services personnel in the minds of the general public. One particular case in point is the U.S. flags which fly 52 weeks of the calendar year more than every corner, avenue and street light-weight in town.
Individuals notice Memorial Working day the very last Monday of Could to don’t forget the gentlemen and females who died when serving in the U.S. Navy. People today take a look at cemeteries and memorial web pages to put flowers.
Memorial Working day was initial identified as Decoration Day on May well 30, 1868. Two other days of the yr also rejoice all those in the military services — these are Armed Forces Working day also in May possibly and Veterans Working day on Nov. 11.
The historic phrases on the plaque at Pine Crest Cemetery are, abbreviated:
“1st two acres of this internet site were deeded by Preston Rose Scott in 1887. The earliest grave is that of Ester Pitts, dated Aug. 7, 1887.
“The oldest grave in a segregated place as soon as — but no more time — separated by a fence is that of R.A. Williams 1880.
“A 4-acre present by the H.G. Goree estate in 1934 encouraged the progress of the cemetery. Citizens love to continue honoring veterans and liked ones.”
The web page of the Memorial Gardens in 2004 integrated the reward of fencing, statuary and cultivation “in loving memory” of Herschel N. Hanner and Russell Alexander by the Hanner Funeral Services.
Two benches in the backyard have been offered in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Dude Hughes Sr., and Skip Julie Hughes by the Person Hughes Jr., household, and a further in memory of Mildred and Joe D. Nichols Sr., M.D. and Marie and Edwin Oden.
The names of the 22 honored Environment War II veterans of Atlanta Significant Faculty are:
Arnold Shearin Jr.