Between Mother Nature’s 2 1/2 inch gift of rain just before Memorial Day, and Jennifer Acox’s Herculean efforts since she took over management of the Monticello Cemetery several months ago, it is doubtful the final resting place of Monticello’s loved ones ever looked better than it did on May 25, 2009.
Acox loves her job and it shows. Attractive flower beds, including a new base for the Cemetery Sign, have been built under her careful eye. A sprinkling system which has needed attention for a long time is working much better. But the carefully manicured grass around hundreds of headstones and flower pots are what really attests to Jennifer’s attention to detail, and her standard of excellence.
Kudo’s also to the Mike Moses family, who care for the Blanding Cemetery. Their efforts make it a showplace for Blanding to all who enter the city from the north.
In both cities, small American Flags honored each deceased veteran on Memorial Day. In Monticello they were placed at the headstones of the deceased. In Blanding they formed an impressive field of flags visible from the highway near the spot where the early morning memorial program was held.
Hundreds of graves were beautifully decorated by families at cemeteries all over the county. Many people traveled long distances to visit the final resting places of their family members who have passed on.