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Memorial Service
Origins
Under a new cemetery committee and leadership of community volunteer Maxine Nabors, Madison held its first candlelight memorial ceremony on May 12, 2001, entitled the "Day of Remembrance."  Churches, civic organizations, and citizens responded to a call for volunteers to engage in cemetery cleanup and an evening ceremony.  In 2004, the spring date was reserved for cleanup and the service shifted to fall.

For the City's 2009 Bicentennial, the ceremony was entitled "Honoring Our Ancestors," received a logo, and also included the dedication of two pulpit markers acknowledging unmarked burials in Old Cemetery and New Cemetery. 
  Cemetery Memorial Service
2013 Cemetery Memorial Service
The Cemetery Stewardship Commission (CSC) has decided to cancel the Cemetery Memorial Service for 2013.
  Volunteers
The CSC is looking for volunteers to help scoop sand and place luminaries from 3:00-5:00 pm.  This is easy work needing lots of hands (including tiny ones) and is a great hands-on family activity that shows by example community spir2012 Community Service Badgeit.

Local civic groups
(e.g., boy and girl scouts) receive a "Community Service" patch.  Please let us know if you will join us.  Email