Graffiti Removal - Confederate Graves at Oakwood Cemetery

Organized by: Robin Simonton

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January 06, 2016

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THE STORY:

On the evening of Dec 30, 2015 nine historic headstones and war memorials were vandalized. These monuments are important pieces of North Carolina history and mark the graves of several leaders in North Carolina history. Cemeteries are considered sacred ground and serve as a place where families can mourn their loved ones and celebrate their lives. Historic Oakwood Cemetery is a private, non-profit cemetery and does not receive any public funding. Because we are a non-profit organization, we do not have the restoration costs in our budget and ask for your assistance in helping us clean and restore these historic markers. We appreciate your help in bringing Historic Oakwood Cemetery back to a serene place of remembrance.

$12,187

 

53% Raised of$23,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Rebecca Pacey

Rebecca Pacey

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Much of my family is buried in Oakwood including some of the confederate soldiers. Not only are they buried here, but after the war my great-great-grandfather and great-grandfather were the stone masons who built much of this cemetery as a place for peace, solace, and healing of grief. Desecrating the graves of confederate leaders only brings dishonor on the vandal and works to widen the rifts that 150 years of peace have yet to heal. So sad and senseless. 3 years ago

Patrick Legarth

Patrick Legarth

DONATION: $25

What was done is wrong and should be fixed 3 years ago

JIM SNOTHERLY

JIM SNOTHERLY

DONATION: $20

SHIRLEY SNOTHERLY 3 years ago

Sasser Family

Sasser Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mrs. Lee Evelyn Wall

Mrs. Lee Evelyn Wall

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Scott Fortenberry

Scott Fortenberry

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

John Clay

John Clay

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

James Gray

James Gray

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Thomas Crowley Camp 1524

Thomas Crowley Camp 1524

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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