Communities accord respect,
Families bestow reverence,
Historians seek information,
And our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion,
Pride and remembrance,
Are cast in bronze to pay war tribute
To accomplishments and to the life -
not death - of a loved one.
The cemetery is a homeland
for family memorials
That are a sustaining
source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of the people -
A perpetual record of yesterday
And a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.
A cemetery exists because -
Every life is worth
loving and remembering -
From the MOCA Archives - not attributed