Hallowed Ground

The Lincoln Cemetery in Mechanicsburg is a historic “Colored Troops” burial site, with African American veterans buried there…going back to the Civil War.  Some years ago the Vietnam Veterans of Mechanicsburg took over the abandoned cemetery, with a mission of its restoration and upkeep.  They have done so faithfully, and now with the help of community volunteers.  Recently Zion donated monies towards the purchase of  native shrubs and trees for beautification of this lovely and special place.  Members Larry Knutson and Mona Overton…along with Pastor Kim Blocher have volunteered at the site to help with clearing and planting.  Pictured here are some of our members visiting the cemetery.  For more information, here are the links:

http://centralpahallowedgrounds.blogspot.com/2010/10/mechanicsburg-lincoln-cemetery.html

http://www.vietnamveteransofmechanicsburg.com/staff.html