Members of the Fort Stanwix Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, along with family members and friends, gathered at the G.A.R. section of the Rome Cemetery to clean headstones of soldiers from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and the Fireman’s Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of the National DAR Day of Service.
Joining the DAR in another section of Rome Cemetery were several members of Girl Scout Troop #20010 and their Troop Leader Charity Baker, who worked hard at cleaning multiple headstones of Revolutionary War patriots, folks who lived during the time period of the Revolutionary War, and soldiers from the Spanish-American War as well as others.
Baker said the girls had been walking at the cemetery and are becoming increasingly aware, and inquisitive, about history.
The event was held in conjunction with the National DAR Day of Service.
While the volunteers were cleaning headstones, chapter officials said they were visited by a Rome police officer as well as his canine companion. The President of the Rome Cemetery Association also stopped by offering words of appreciation for the volunteers efforts.