Cemetery Grounds


When Can I Decorate for Christmas?

Christmas plantings are permitted within the one foot of space immediately in front of the monument.  Holy Sepulchre Cemetery & Mausoleum is a sacred resting place dedicated to the memory of our dearly departed. The right of burial, or entombment, is conveyed through the burial, or entombment, privilege certificate. The ownership of land resides with the cemetery, and thus the responsibility for uniformity, public safety and beautification rests with cemetery personnel.

Cemetery employees work in the various sections of the cemetery on a regular basis. As part of their responsibilities, they maintain the beauty and safety of the cemetery. As instructed by the Cemetery Rules & Regulations, to ensure their safety, and the safety of all who visit the cemeteries, they are expected to remove decorations which are not in compliance.

Wind and Theft: Decorations may also be removed by either of these causes. As it is impossible for employees to be everywhere at all times, the cemetery cannot assume liability for decorations. When items are blown about, the grounds crew has no choice but to dispose of them as replacement at specific sites is not possible.

Water spigots throughout the cemetery grounds are turned on and off yearly.  The water is turned off to prevent the water lines from bursting when reaching freezing temperatures.  The water has been turned off and will be turned on in the Spring of 2018.  

Please refrain from placing any glass items at grave sites. Glass on cemetery grounds is strictly prohibited as it can break and create a safety hazard for visitors and cemetery staff.  We thank you for your cooperation.


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