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St. Bernard Cemetery

November 20, 2009

On June 26 I took a trip with other members of the office down to St. Bernard Parish to see the St. Bernard Cemetery. When Hurricane Katrina hit South Louisiana, this area was completely underwater. It was a wonder to see how much progress had been made there since 2005, and I could tell that the locals had done a tremendous amount of work to clean up as much as they could.

The one feature that stood out to me the most was the covered portrait pictures on some graves. I had seen portraits on graves before, but these had metal covers that you slide around to uncover what lies beneath.

Portrait cover from St. Bernard cemetery
Portrait cover from St. Bernard cemetery
Flipping a portrait cover

Me lifting up the portrait cover

Those tending to the graves of loved ones also seem to have found every possible method for preventing grass from growing in copings.

Red gravel in coping
Red gravel in coping
Green Grave
Green Grave
Row of white gravel beds
Row of white gravel beds

I was very pleased and impressed with what I saw in St. Bernard Cemetery, especially considering the devastation that left it in terrible disarray. The community has done a magnificent job and deserves credit for its work in preserving the site.

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