Life in Motion: Lessons and legacies

Prynne Reason Dockery, 4, places a flag at the grave of Robert McMillan who died 152 years ago on May 8, 1868. (E. Lane Gresham/Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc.)

In advance of Memorial Day, military personnel lost in long-ago wars were honored at the Old Clarkesville Cemetery.

Polly Earle watches as Prynne Dockery places a flag in the old Clarkesville cemetery. It’s estimated more than 20 veterans rest at the cemetery, some in unmarked graves. (E. Lane Gresham/Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc.)

On May 23, Polly Earle, a member of the Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. Board of Directors replaced faded flags at the cemetery. Joined by Prynne Reason Dockery, 4, of Clarkesville, the project offered a chance to impart a bit of local history to a younger generation.

It is estimated more than 20 veterans rest at the cemetery, some in unmarked graves. The cemetery project remains a priority for HCCP, Inc. but special events are on hold until the fall.

For more information, visit oldclarkesvillecemtery.com or find Old Clarkesville Cemetery on Facebook or Instagram.

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