Daughters of the American Revolution volunteers restore patriots’ headstones at Fairfield cemetery
A group of volunteers is making sure historical ancestors in a Fairfield cemetery are not forgotten.
The Daughters of the American Revolution work hard to restore the headstones at the Old Burial Ground.
The group says the cemetery is home to 60 patriots of the American Revolution.
Volunteer Jeanne Stevens says when the stones are made legible again through meticulous cleaning, it's like the person comes back to life.
The volunteers say the act is about looking beyond yourself and to the ones who came before.
“If we don’t do things like this, our history is going to slip away,” Stevens says.
The Daughters of the American Revolution say the costs for the cleanup in the Old Burial Ground come out of their own wallets.
They're hoping their story inspires the creation of a town cemetery committee in Fairfield to fund gravestone repairs and restoration.