Clark’s Cemetery Event

This Sunday, starting at 10:00 AM, volunteers from the Cemetery Advisory Committee, Clark’s Cemetery restoration crew, and the Cemetery Restoration Partnership will be working in Clark’s to right what we believe is the Josiah Stevens, Jr. monument.  Josiah is a Civil War Veteran and has been knocked down for several years.  The monument weighs approximately 1,980 pounds.  Stop by and watch our crew at work, learn about Clark’s Cemetery or spend time volunteering.  

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  1. Thanks Joey very important message!! This is so sad that folks cannot rest in peace on their next journey!! This respect should be for all burial grounds of those who have walked before us! Sad indeed! :-O Dave

    This sourced from this site but applies to all who are resting now for their next journey!!

    O’ Great Spirit,
    Whose voice I hear in the winds,
    And whose breath gives life to all the world,
    hear me! I am small and weak, I need your
    strength and wisdom.

    Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
    ever behold the red and purple sunset.

    Make my hands respect the things you have
    made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

    Make me wise so that I may understand the
    things you have taught my people.

    Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
    in every leaf and rock.

    I seek strength, not to be greater than my
    brother, but to fight my greatest ememy,

    Make me always ready to come to you with
    clean hands and straight eyes.

    So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
    my spirit may come to you without shame.

    Burial Poem

    “The burial grounds are resting places of our Ancestors and should be respected and left untouched. The rights of these people must be honored and respected. The burial grounds which have been disturbed should be put back as they originally were and those items which have no safe place to be returned should be put back in the earth not in museums or sold as collector’s items. These items and remains must be respected and returned to the earth in the right and respectful way.”


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