A cultural mapping event was held May 28 at Fort Branch Cemetery.
Attendees from 8 to 85 years old gathered on the south side of West Denny's Road in Kent County, remembering and celebrating veterans.
Because of Cheswold Immanuel Union Church, which maintains the cemetery, flags already adorned the veteranss graves. Because of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, chairs and a canopy were placed in the event of inclement weather. Uniformed Boy Scouts from Wyoming Troop 24 led the pledge to the American flag.
Descendants of the Carney, Coker, Durham, Johnson, Loatman, Miller, Mosely, Ridgeway and Sammons families shared gratitude for the perseverance of cemetery caretakers over the generations and showed appreciation to the next generation, promising to create an interactive cultural map of the area.
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