We read with great pride the May 29 story “Starts and Stripes for sacrifice,” featuring the work of the Vancouver Heritage Ambassadors at the Old City Cemetery. As Central Park residents, we are proud to be the cemetery’s neighbor.
Each Memorial Day, the ambassadors give of their time and patriotism to honor the 100-plus veterans buried in the cemetery by placing American flags on their graves. In late October the cemetery literally comes alive as the ambassadors re-enact the historical citizens buried there who were a major force in Vancouver’s early years.
Driving by on East Mill Plain, we have often commented that something needed to be done about the twisted fence bordering the cemetery’s south side. The ambassadors must have heard us. Because of their efforts the fence upgrades were completed. We agree with Bobbi Fox, a member of the ambassadors, who was quoted, “With the fence repaired, it gives the cemetery back its dignity.”
Thank you, ambassadors, for your vision and action. It is because of citizens like you that Vancouver is truly a wonderful place to live.
Joyce and Dick Malin