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146th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY – MAY 28, 2018

146th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
MAY 28, 2018
11:00 A.M.
10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins
11:00 A.M. Service begins

Welcome
Michael G. Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery

Invocation
Hank Hansen, Chaplain, American Legion Post #19

Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie

Medley of Music
America’s Hometown Band

Introduction of Speaker
Michael G. Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery

Comments
Ruth Berkey, Veteran of the U.S. Navy

2018 Veterans List
Mike Reynolds, Delaware County Veteran

Wreath
Member of American Legion Post #19 Auxiliary

Benediction
George Wolfe, Interfaith Minister

Rifle Salute
Delaware County Honor Guard

Taps
America’s Hometown Band

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2018 Annual Spring Clean Up

Beech Grove Cemetery will begin its Annual Spring Clean Up on Monday, April 2, 2018. Please remove any items that you would like to keep before that time.

Effective March 31, 2016: For Your Safety and the Safety of Cemetery Personnel Shepherd’s Hooks will no longer be permitted in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Any decorations not conforming to this policy are subject to being removed at any time.

Cemetery rules are designed for the benefit and guidance of lot owners. Certain grave decorations present a safety hazard to our grounds workers and visitors. We ask that you lend your assistance in preserving the neatness and careful keeping of the grounds, remembering that whatever is beneficial to the appearance of the grounds is of interest to you as a lot owner.

Any decorations that remain on April 2, 2018 will be removed at the discretion of the cemetery staff.

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony set for Nov. 11th, 2017

VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
AMERICAN LEGION SECTION

10:45 A.M. Prelude music begins

11:00 A.M. Service begins

Welcome
Michael Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery

Invocation
George Wolfe, Interfaith Minister

Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie

Medley of Music
America’s Hometown Band Trombone Quartet

Introduction of Speaker
Michael Miller, Superintendent of Beech Grove Cemetery

Comments
Mike Reynolds, U.S. Army Veteran

2017 Veterans List
Mayor Dennis Tyler, City of Muncie

Wreath
American Legion Post #19 Auxiliary Member

Benediction
George Wolfe, Interfaith Minister

Rifle Salute
Delaware County Honor Guard

Taps
Delaware County Honor Guard

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Historic Tour & Ghost Stories at the Cemetery

Beech Grove Cemetery Historic Tour
Saturday, October 14 at 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Take a guided walking tour of a portion of Delaware County’s largest landmark, learn about interesting local historical figures, view historic artifacts from Minnetrista’s Special Collections in the chapel, and join us for refreshments by the fountain. Tours are on the half hour and limited to groups of 20 or less.
Tickets go on sale Sept 15th….$10 in advance at the cemetery office or available at the gate

Hosted by the Old West End Neighborhood Association. Proceeds benefit the cemetery and neighborhood initiatives.

The Gravedigger’s Tale: A Ghost Story Circle
Monday, October 30 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us the night before Halloween to share ghost stories in the most appropriate setting possible. Beech Grove Cemetery has granted us rare after-dark access to their grounds for this unique event. It’s local history. It’s storytelling. It’s ghost stories in a graveyard right at Halloween!

Hosted by Muncie Public Library. This event is free. More details coming soon. This event is strictly ages 18+ only.

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Get Your Copy of Beech Grove Cemetery Comes to Life!

The book is $30 and you can get your copy at the Cemetery Office!

The book will also be available at the Legion on Monday before and after the Memorial Day program from 10:30am- 12:00pm.

Beech Grove Cemetery Comes to Life is an exploration of the cemetery’s history and evolution, but also the lives of those buried there. Pioneers, politicians, soldiers, the rich and poor, doctors, shopkeepers, industry titans, suffragettes, and former slaves—44,000 unique individuals lay at rest in Beech Grove Cemetery. Those buried there represent the movers and shakers of Muncie, the men and women who shaped the city from an agricultural backwater, to a regional manufacturing capital of the industrial revolution, and have helped guide it after industry left.

  • 8½”x11″ coffee-table-style book
  • Up to 176 glossy, acid-free pages
  • Hundreds of photos
  • Full-color dust jacket

Cemeteries are depositories of our ancestors—the men and women, over 44,000 in Beech Grove Cemetery alone, who shaped the evolution of our current times. While the intricacies of the lives of those interred are not readily available in each headstone, their burial markers do provide a crucial memorial designating the mortal remnants of the generations that precede us, while offering a reminder of the ultimate fate awaiting each and every one of us. Beech Grove Cemetery is a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, students of architecture and landscape design, photographers, and the general public. It is our hope that the information contained within this book will instill a deep interest and respect for the 44,000 buried within the walls of Beech Grove Cemetery.

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