Restoration Work at Post Cemetery

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Anniston Army Depot restoration work at Post Cemetery, located on the former Fort McClellan property is nearly complete. The effort, which started in the northwest corner of the cemetery, raised and realigned 36 headstones and removed decayed trees. Anniston Army Depot Deputy Director of Public Works Martha Corby says the cemetery was inspected a year ago. At the time of the inspection, the Depot did not have the funding to correct the leaning headstones and a few other projects. The Post Cemetery contains 355 headstones. Anniston Army Depot is responsible for the ground maintenance services, to include mowing, trimming, fence repair, sunken grave repair and headstone alignment. The Depot spends about $40,000 a year in maintenance costs. The Post Cemetery was established in 1917 and closed in 1975. Several observances are held at the cemetery each year, including Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies as well as Wreaths Across America.

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