Wesleyan Cemetery Cleanup

A measure of a society is how it takes care of its members who cannot take care of themselves. No segment of our society is less able to care for themselves and requires so little than our dead.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Children’s Hospital Veterans and Military Family Advocacy Network invite you to join us on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for a day of service. Cincinnati’s Wesleyan Cemetery, chartered in 1843, is the oldest continually operating cemetery in Hamilton County. Now under the jurisdiction of the City of Cincinnati, Wesleyan is a documented part of the Underground Railroad story and is the final resting place of veterans from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf Wars. Among the veterans buried at Wesleyan are over one thousand Civil War soldiers, including many who served in the United States Colored Troops.

We will be continuing to clean and restore headstones throughout the cemetery. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the form below and click submit. The event will be begin at 9:00 AM and end by 12:00 PM. Lunch, tools, and other supplies will be provided.