There are many traditions which attract visitors to grave sites for Memorial Day. In 1868, soon after the conclusion of the Civil War, the observance of what has become Memorial Day was cemented in our country as a day of remembrance. More than 620,000 soldiers died in the war between our states. The federal holiday allowed families and others to gather and give respects for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in exchange for their beliefs and service. Through the passing of time, visits to the cemeteries remind visitors of lives they wish to remember and pay respects.
Memorial Day continues as a day with more visitors to area cemeteries than most any other time of the year. With this in mind, the owners of McElyea and Owens Funeral and Cremation Services have begun this year to accept requests to clean the burial monument for those unable to make the trip to the burial site of their loved one.
This is a complimentary service provided by appointment and upon request only. As Memorial Care Specialists, Mike and Robert recognize that not everyone can make it to the cemetery to care for a loved one’s final resting place.
If you have a Shawnee area cemetery site of a loved one and you would like it to receive attention prior to Memorial Day, give Mike McElyea a call, 405-695-5006, to be added to the list. The professionals at McElyea and Owens will do their best to visit and clean up your monument for you at no charge.