Adeyemi LaCrown TOBA, commander of the
52nd Police Precinct Explorers and officers post at the ceremony on Memorial Day.
Congressman Jamaal Bowman. American Legion of Co-op City Post 1871.
Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program Completion Ceremony
On May 27 2021, The Woodlawn Conservancy held the Bridge to Crafts Careers Preservation Training Program Completion Ceremony. These certificate holders are between the ages of 18
to 24. They learned how to clean monuments, cut and clean mortar joints, etc… Kenny Tuy, certificate recipient says that he did not expect to work in a cemetery for 3 months. However,
he said that it turned out to be a reallygreat opportunity. Many of the certificate recipients held the same sentiments.
Certificate holders pose with Mitch Rose, President; CEO, The Woodlawn Cemetary Conservancy(center), Craftsmen and Instructors. Other speakers below. All Photos by Jewel Webber
Mitch Rose Casey Weisdock Meg Ventrudo
Bronx Times 18 Reporter, June 4-10, 2021 BTR
One of the mausoleums
Aramina Vega Ferrer Ph.D Talia Barzel cleaned and restored
On Saturday, May 29, Woodlawn
Cemetery and Conservancy, the New
York City Department of Veterans’ Services
(DVS), and Bob Woodruff Foundation
partnered together to commemorate
Memorial Day. Many came out to
show appreciation to our veterans (dead
and alive). Congressman Jamaal Bowman
recalled having a conversation
with Senator Jamaal Bailey about the
“trauma and mental health struggles”
of veterans. He pronounced to all in attendance
that “we have a lot of work to
do.” Our veterans have sacrificed their
lives and health(mental and physical)
for this country. They need to be praised,
supported and assisted with proper help
and funding. And this was also a very
important topic at this commemoration.
After the ceremony, attendees walked
around the cemetery to place flags at the
tombstones of veterans.
Flag placed at the tombstone of a veteran. Speakers and other attendees. All photos by Jewel Webber