Remembrance & Rededication Ceremony

A Memorial Day Remembrance & Rededication Ceremony was held at Lincoln Cemetery on Monday.
The ceremony featured a litany of remembrance and rededication, read by several members of local churches. Colonel Kandace Daffin of the USAWC Class of 2021 delivered a Memorial Day speech as well.

You can view the program for the ceremony here: 2021 Memorial Day Program

Lincoln Cemetery served as the final resting place for at least 650 Black Carlislians, including more than 50 U.S. Colored Troop members and Civil War veterans. Due to poor upkeep, the cemetery was converted to what is now known as Memorial Park. Work began in 2019 to return the site into the sacred place it once was.

In November, Borough Council passed a resolution citing the past mistakes the Borough committed regarding the Lincoln Cemetery and restated their commitment to doing the work necessary to prevent missteps in the future.
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