Historic Rye cemetery gets $30,000 to preserve graves of African American veterans

African American veterans from the Civil War, World War I and World War II - as well as their families - are buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2023, 4:29 PM

Updated 321 days ago

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Historic Rye cemetery gets $30,000 to preserve graves of African American veterans
New funding is on its way to the Town of Rye to preserve an African American cemetery.   
The Greenwood Union Cemetery now has $30,000 to repair or replace any current damaged headstones, identify unmarked graves and properly honor all those laid to rest on the grounds.
The funds came from the National Park Service.
African American veterans from the Civil War, World War I and World War II - as well as their families - are buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery.


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