Restoring a Legacy .....

Historic Dempsey D. Butler Cemetery located in Camden NJ is a 144 year old African American and Civil War Union Soldier burial site.

Restoration is greatly needed to perserve this landmark and to revive a "forgotten Legacy" in the neighborhood of Centerville.

PLEASE join Friends of Butler Cemetery Association in restoring the Legacy by making a donation through Heart of Camden

OR you may donate building materials to replace hairpin fencing, benches, cemetery markers and walkways.

Thank you for your support!

Monday, May 31, 2010

It's another days journey .... bringing us to Memorial Day 2010. Sunday morning Mr. Herbie Hicks, a War Veteran, advised that he and others from his VFW Post  stopped by Butler this morning and placed flags on all the graves! I thanked him for not forgetting these former run away Slaves - turned Civil War Landsmen and Privates.

For their "double" bravery let's HONOR them... let us not forget how they fled the plantations, risking their lives only to risk them again for FREEDOMS WE ALL enjoy!

I sometimes wonder how they did it ... how they escaped. Not everyone was a Harriet Tubman passenger. Who helped these determined men? Did they decide to start running one dusky night? Hopefully more research will uncover the answer.

Have a great Memorial 2010!

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