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And thanks to L for using my photo. Shows the living respectfully enjoying the same space as the dead.
I have full respect for the cemetery and it's not-for-profit Historic Fund, which is helping the cemetery transition from a working entity to a cultural destination...which it already is. While I can listen Ms. Sheremetta's pov, I do not agree. The events at Green-Wood celebrate those who call the grounds their final resting place and the living who are showing them honor and compassion by visiting. This is not unusual with historic cemetery's, look to Boston or Gettysburg for examples that Green-Wood may emulate or even surpass with their tours, events and site specific goings-on. While I am biased, living across the street from Green-Wood, I am also passionate about the cemetery striving to be a place where the living honor the dead by visiting the grounds and embracing the history and beauty of the cemetery. Ms. Sheremetta should take a tour or attend an event, and I believe she'll change her tune. However, they are private grounds, and Green-Wood graciously allows all of us the ability to take in their green space and culture, adding to the diverse borough of Brooklyn. I'd hope folks in the South and North understand that distinction.
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