(Closed) NWR, just curious: Cemetery offerings

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I know eventually the cemetary will remove items.  I think once a week or so.  I would have thought they would remove the vodka right away though.  Interesting!

Post # 4
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m one of those soulless people who would actually be tempted to take the vodka…

Post # 6
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m sure if the cemetary workers knew there was vodka on the gravesite the would have removed it right away.  They are probably used to removing flowers and the like every so often but not every day.  

Post # 8
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Most cemetaries remove those items regularly.  Arlington Cemetary actually will preserve items left in Section 60, which is the section from the current war.  They are cataloging items left in hopes of creating a museum to honor the fallen and their families.  They collect notes, whiskey bottles, ultrasound pictures, family photos, etc.  The families know and I almost wish every cemetary had the resources to do things like this.

I was reading an article about it yesterday, and it was really touching.

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