Honor the veterans interred at Prospect Hill Cemetery

To the Editor:
Prospect Hill Cemetery has long been an historic and community-oriented part of the town of Guilderland. From its beginnings in 1854, it has been a beautiful landmark on the Great Western Turnpike. The cemetery has been a neighbor serving the communities of North Bethlehem, New Scotland, Voorheesville, and Guilderland for more than 168 years.

The mission of the Prospect Hill Cemetery and trustees has been to keep interment costs to the community reasonable and to keep loved ones in our community close to home. The continued support of the community, which the cemetery now serves, is vital to the preservation of this historic landmark.

The Prospect Hill Cemetery Board of Trustees has begun the Annual Memorial Day Fund Drive. All contributions will be used for annual maintenance, capital repairs, equipment, building projects, road pavement repairs, and monument restorations. The continued support of the community, families, and friends is needed to properly care for this historic cemetery.

Any charitable contributions from the community, families, and friends are always appreciated and can be made to: Prospect Hill Cemetery Association, Post Office Box 50, Guilderland, NY  12084.

Memorial Day will soon be here and I invite everyone to visit the cemetery to honor the hundreds of veterans, from the Revolution to present day, interred on the grounds. Long before Saratoga National Cemetery was created, Prospect Hill Cemetery was and continues to be the resting place of veterans who served to defend the liberty so many of us in this community should take time to honor.

John O’Mara


Prospect Hill

Cemetery Association

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