Sunday, July 25, 2010

Spring Grove Cemetery Civil War Soldier Honor -BY BECKY BUREN

Alfred Holland Green served as a Union soldier during the American Civil War.
He served with A company in the Pennsylvania 147th, which fought at the battle of
Gettysburg.
Surviving the war, he lived as a veteran until February 11, 1913. Sadly, there was no
Headstone to mark his grave. Nor was there a military marker of any kind.
In the recent past a descendant of the Brown/Green family began researching the
Family genealogy. During that search she came across Alfred Holland Green. Finding
out he was laid to rest at Spring Grove Cemetery, his plot was located, but bare.
Through much hard work and contacts, arrangements were made to place a military
marker on the grave. A small dedication ceremony was given at Spring Grove on
July 17th, 2010. Almost a century after soldier Green was buried.
A few words were spoken in honor of Alfred Holland Green, civil war living historians
offered a  gun salute with loud civil war era rifles, Taps was played by a solo horn
unseen up the hill that cascaded over the ceremony like a warm breeze. The flag was
then presented to the family members of soldier Green by U.S. Military Veterans of the
Tri-State Veterans Burial Group.
A military marker is now in place on the spot where this civil war soldier was laid
to rest in 1913. Alfred Holland Green May 5, 1843 - February 11, 1913.
--Photos also by Becky Buren

Great Turnout for Legends Walk

We had a fantastic turnout for Meet the Legends of Columbiana County!  It was a great reward for all our hard work the last few weeks! These pictures were taken by my crew member Becky.  I was so busy I didn't even get to pick up the camera!  We had one of our characters get stung by a bee 9 times.  Billi Baker had to be taken to the emergency room to be checked out because she was stung so many times.  Her parents said she will be fine.  A bee got trapped under her costume and couldn't get out.
Over 200 people walked the path and viewed our Legends.  I hope they had a great time!  Jaycees went above and beyond to help with everything, even buying two generaters so we could have the fog machines and strobe light for Jake the Nightwatchman.
Special thanks to Alan and Brad, our Bigfoots, for wearing those incrediblely hot suits!  They were soaked with sweat by the end of the evening! 
We met a new ghost hunting crew, Hanoverton Parnanormal.  We hope to work with them in the future to investigate Grove Hill Cemetery! 
I don't know if we will ever do this again, but I hope so.