Repairs being made to cemetery stage

Shawn Hardy
Masons Curtis Bowers and his father, Larry Bowers, prepare the form for a new concrete cap on a pillar of the stage dedicated to veterans at Cedar Hill Cemetery. SHAWN HARDY/ECHO PILOT.

The limestone stage area dedicated to veterans at Cedar Hill Cemetery is being repaired as a joint project of the cemetery, Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373 and Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319.

Masons Curtis Bowers of Marion and his father, Larry Bowers of Greencastle, started work last week and hoped to wrap up this week.

The monument, dedicated in 1932, has been cleaned and power-washed over the years, but there has never been a major repair project, according Larry Pittman, American Legion commander.

The concrete top of the monument completely deteriorated and is being replaced and the stones are being repointed. The old mortar in the joints will be chiseled out and replaced, Curtis Bowers said.

"The walls and pillars are in good shape," he added.

A plaque on one pillar at the front of the stage says it was "Erected by the citizens of this community, sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 373, Greencastle, PA."

A plaque on the other pillar says the stage is "Dedicated to the memory of men and women of this community who have served their country in time of war."

The next project at the cemetery is replacing the flagpole and installing solar lighting at flagpole. Donations community members and businesses would be appreciated, Pittman said. They may be mailed to: Cedar Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 351, Greencastle, PA 17225.