President Barack Obama called on fellow Americans to dedicate themselves to a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19 2013. Ushering in a national cause for service and volunteerism, Obama said in a statement, “Dr. Martin Luther King’s was a life lived in loving service to others. As we honor that legacy, it’s not a day just to pause and reflect, it’s a day to act.” Across the country, Americans responded.This Saturday, January 19th 2013 from 9 am until 2 pm, the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc., have responded with a call to their fellow Americans to join in the restoration of Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Mount Moriah Cemetery is a historic cemetery in southwest Philadelphia, Pa and in Yeadon Pa , along Cobbs Creek established by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature and incorporated on March 27, 1855. At 380 acres it is said to be the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania. Abandoned in 2011, a grass roots communiy action led by the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc. has worked to restore it to its Victorian era glory.
Paulette Rhone, President of the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc., has asked;" bring your tools and equipment and let's continue to preserve this diamond in the rough."She went on to say;" we will be working on the Yeadon side of the cemetery along the road on the right side working up towards the Naval Plot. The goal is to clear knotweed, honey suckle and individual plots along the road in order to open up the vista to the 2,000 plus veterans, in the Mount Moriah Cemetery Naval Plot, hidden from view.
There are three options for parking Saturday: 1) On the grass outside of the yellow gate, 2) along the road on the left side of the cemetery or 3) at the bottom of the Philly side and walk across the parkway.For more infromation, about this and other planned restoration events, contact the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there.