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I hope what I've contributed to Find A Grave helps others as I was helped and is perceived as respectful and caring, as these were my intentions. I discovered this site because of my love for genealogy but soon realized how much interest I had in cemeteries. I now see what peaceful, sacred places they are, filled with touching tributes and the history of our past generations. I enjoy spending time in them and reading all the stones, which should be pretty evident considering how many photos I have added to this site!
The Arkansas PBS network (AETN) produced an Emmy-winning documentary in 2010, Silent Storytellers, which beautifully emphasizes the need to preserve our cemeteries as priceless connections to our history. I highly recommend it for my fellow members; you don't have to be a resident of Arkansas to appreciate it. Director/co-producer Hop Litzwire uploaded the documentary onto YouTube, which you can access by clicking here.