Bridge To Crafts Careers Program interns at Woodlawn Conservancy clear graves and plant flags at West Farms Soldiers Cemetery
— James Hendon, Commissioner, NYC Department of Veterans Affairs
BRONX, NY, USA, November 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Event Date: Monday, November 7, 2022, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Interns from the Woodlawn Conservancy’s Bridge To Crafts Careers Program began a landscape and masonry cleanup project at West Farms Cemetery on the corner of 180th Street and Bryant Avenue in the Bronx. West Farm Soldiers Cemetery contains the graves of 40 veterans of the 1812 War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.
On Tuesday, November 1, a group of landscape restoration interns spent a day at the cemetery clearing debris, cutting shrubs, raking, pruning, blowing leaves, trimming threads, and removing 50 bags of debris from the site. rice field. The work will continue from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, November 4 and he will be on Monday, November 7, and the interns will also flag the graves of the veterans buried there. Masonry Apprentices from Woodlawn Cemetery are also on site to clean and repair some of the tombstones.
Woodlawn’s Bridge To Crafts Careers program is a 10-week internship in which young people (ages 18-24) learn masonry preservation and landscape restoration with the goal of obtaining entry-level jobs in these fields. The fall cohort of landscape interns also participate in external service projects at Governors Island, Van Cortland Park, and West Farms Cemetery to gain experience working in the community.
“We are so excited that our interns have shared their skills with the community. Their work is truly making a difference in our Bronx community,” said Woodlawn Conservancy Executive Director One Meg Bentrude said.
New York City Veterans Services Commissioner James Hendon said: In the lead up to Veterans Day, the clearing of veterans’ graves and the installation of flags honor those who have served before us. ”
About Woodlawn Conservancy
The Woodlawn Conservancy offers educational programs for students and the general public and works with a strong volunteer organization to showcase the extraordinary collection of monuments and plants on Woodlawn Cemetery’s 400-acre property. . This mission is accomplished through the support of individuals and organizations wishing to preserve the beauty and history of Woodlawn for future generations to enjoy. Woodlawn Conservancy strengthens communities and invests in the future by preserving the past. For more information, please visit www.Woodlawn.org.
About Woodlawn Cemetery
Founded in 1863 and spread over 400 acres, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York is one of the most famous historic cemeteries in the country. Nondenominational since its inception, Woodlawn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 for its importance in the history of the country and New York City. Woodlawn is also an active cemetery with burials and funerals still held today, with over 310,000 people memorialized on its grounds. Woodlawn is one of the country’s finest examples of a 19th-century garden cemetery. Its monuments represent some of the best memorial art and architecture in the country, including some 1,300 private mausoleums designed by some of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. With a variety of burial, cremation and pre-planning options, families look to Woodlawn to provide answers to questions about final arrangements. Woodlawn Cemetery is open seven days a week from 8am Free and open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Woodlawn is the terminus of his number 4 train. The cemetery is also accessible from the Harlem Line of the Metro-North Railroad (Woodlawn Station). If you are driving, you can get to Woodlawn from Major Deegan (#13) and his E. 233rd St. exit of the Bronx His River His Parkway (#10). For more information, please visit www.Woodlawn.org.
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