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Transylvania History: Memorial To Veterans Erected At Cemetery

 

May 2, 2019



Plans were completed at the meeting of the American Legion auxiliary last Monday, March 15 night to buy and beautify a lot in Gillespie Cemetery which will serve as a memorial to all veterans of Transylvania County who served in any war.

The lot will be sown in grass and landscaped and on it will be placed a gray granite monument which will be simple in design and stand approximately five feet high. Officials of the auxiliary point out that it will be easily accessible for memorial services, since it is situated in the curve of the driveway in the cemetery. A cobblestone wall will be built around the edge of the lot in keeping with the walls already built in the cemetery it was stated.

“We hope to have the work completed by May 30 in time for a Memorial Day service, a member of the legion auxiliary committee said yesterday. The deed for the plot was made to the American Legion and American Legion auxiliary.

The following individuals and firms who are making this memorial possible are Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Freeman, who paid for the lot. Bob Wright and Fred Kilpatrick rock masons who are doing the work free; stone, donated by Charlie McCrary; and sand from Siniard’s Transfer, cement, Brevard Lumber Company and Shrubbery from Mrs. John Tinsley.

(Taken from The Transylvania Times March 18, 1948 edition.)

 
 

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