Monday, May 22, 2017
I recently visited Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery is very old and "home" to many notable people as well as everyday citizens and war heroes. The dogwoods were in full bloom on the day I was walking along the pathways of this garden cemetery. Acres of trees, flowers and decorative vegetation adorn the fields and walkways and the grounds are beautifully attended to by professionals and volunteers alike.
Large family crypts grace the cemetery. Some of them look like little castles. All are adorned with beautiful flowers and shrubs. It is easy to see how lovingly each family plot was cared for. The cemetery is open to the public and many people take the opportunity to stroll amongst the historical markers, crypts and landscaped gardens in this beautiful, restful, peaceful place.