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 30, 2011

A Prayer "On This Memorial Day"

In Honor of those who served us with their lives.
May you rest in peace.

On this Memorial Day

Grant peace to the souls

of all those soldiers who died in war.

We remember the tears and grief of their families,

The pain of mothers, wives, husbands and children

Who lost precious loved ones.

To build a meaningful memorial to them,

We ask God to give us all the will

To work for peace around the world

So no more sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers, nor mothers

Are slaughtered by the guns and bombs of war.

We ask Mary, who held the lifeless body of her son

And was pierced by the sorrow of his suffering and death,

To grant us the compassion and wisdom to affirm life

And honor the dead through forgiveness and peace making.

May God have mercy on the souls of the departed.

Grant them peace, O Lord. May we have mercy on the living.

Grant us peace, O Lord. In Your name we pray.

Amen. from Education for Peace

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