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Bronx Cop (#47509482)
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Bio Photo -I give my permission to anyone who wishes to use a photo of a tombstone that I have taken.
-I spend my time doing this only to help other genealogists.
-Let's keep something in mind: We are creating a new database of information for future historians.
-If I have made a mistake, please let me know and I'll correct it.
-I have primarily been working on photographing Old St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx for the last few years.
-I only create a memorial if the stone has at least a first and last name or dates. If the stone only says "Smith", I skip it. Also, some stones are too worn to read. So if you are looking for someone in particular, and I did not photograph it, it does not mean that it is not there.
-If you want me to transfer a memorial to you, just ask. No interrogations about how you are related.
-I am a member of the German Genealogy Group.




"The Green Fields of France"

How do you do, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
When you joined the great fall-in in 1916.
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean?
Or young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in 1916,
In that faithful heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Enclosed then forever behind a glass frame?
In an old photograph torn, battered and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

The sun now it shines on the green fields of France.
There's a warm summer breeze makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned.

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

Now young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
Did they believe when they answered the call,
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and the dying were all done in vain.
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again!

Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly,
Did they sound "the death march" as they lowered you down?
Did the band play "the last post and chorus"?
Did the pipes play "the flowers of the forest"?

- Eric Bogle
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Linda Applegate Brown
RE: Frank J. Reeves
You're welcome, Kevin. If I come across any more, I'll keep sending them your way. ~Linda
Added by Linda Applegate Brown on Jul 23, 2016 11:39 AM
vito tomanelli
TRANSFER A MEMORIAL
MY DAD IS FRANK TOMANELLI, YOU ADDED HIM AND MY GRANDPARENTS ON JUNE OF THIS YEAR. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO ADD STUFF ABOUT MY DAD AND POST STUFF.

THANKS IN ADVANCE. VITO
Added by vito tomanelli on Jul 13, 2016 6:53 AM
vito tomanelli
THANK YOU
ON JUNE 6,OF THIS YEAR YOU ENTERED MY DAD AND GRANDPARENTS TO THE "FIND A GRAVE LIST".

AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW IT IS A GREAT FEELING TO SEE YOUR FAMILY ON THE SCREEN, HELPS ALEVIATE THE GUILT OF NOT VISITING TOO!


THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTING THE PAST TO THE FUTURE.

VITO A. TOMANELLI
Added by vito tomanelli on Jul 13, 2016 6:41 AM
kw
Mary Salerno Ricucci
Kevin~

Thank you for taking and adding the photos to Mary's memorial. It is really a beautiful monument.

~Kay
Added by kw on Jul 12, 2016 3:56 PM
Diane MacMeccan Harris
RE: Jennie DeCesare Gaccino
Kevin, thank you so much for taking the clearer photos of my aunt's mother's gravestone. I am delighted to get the information from them, and my aunt will be glad to see them as well. We live in Virginia, and could not have taken these photos ourselves. Diane
Added by Diane MacMeccan Harris on Jul 11, 2016 1:30 PM
Saratoga
RE: Gen Samuel Minnes
Thanks for posting the photo's of the Minnes grave. It helped with his year of birth. Thanks again.

John
Added by Saratoga on Jul 11, 2016 3:54 AM
Diane MacMeccan Harris
RE: Jennie DeCesare Gaccino
Thank you so much for the photos. This is my aunt's mother, and I've wanted to see what was on the tombstones for a long time. I can't make out all the writing on the monument. Is it worn, or is the sunlight bleaching it out? My aunt, who lives in Virginia, will be excited to see this. Diane Harris
Added by Diane MacMeccan Harris on Jul 01, 2016 4:45 PM
Floral Designer
RE: Sect 3 and 10 request
Ok.. Now I will look ..this is allowed
Family Plot ..Surname...
When I do it ..I just add sect...in bio or plot
If family knows where .they are photo is up
Thanks..
Added by Floral Designer on Jul 01, 2016 1:20 PM
Floral Designer
RE: Sect 3 and 10 request
Just got back.. One request was a surname.. Haven't check what is done..sect 3 ..did u record the surname ones out there
DUNCAN very big plot just had a burial all dirt , and I know that plot holds 16 ...Please let me know.. Very sticky out there this AM and no internet in cemetery . Have a good 4th and be safe on the job ..Barb
Added by Floral Designer on Jul 01, 2016 9:43 AM
John C Hannigan
RE: Haring
Thank you - the Cemetery office would only give me the location for Mary (and Florence since she was in the same grave). They did not say what the location of William (her husband who died in 1931) nor her daughter Anna (who died in 1904) were.

I have family in the Boston area and because of a sibling rivalry on sister erected markers on family graves in the same area, but no her younger sister (which is in an unmarked grave site). I think a tree now marks the location.

John
Added by John C Hannigan on Jun 30, 2016 10:40 PM
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