We are a group of private citizens who are seeking to place identifying grave markers on each grave currently marked with only a number in the old Athens Asylum cemeteries in Athens, Ohio.
Over 1,700 people died while being treated at this asylum and were not claimed by family members. The cemeteries became their final resting place.
Our quest to install grave markers has a three-fold purpose:
October 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
3 to 6 markers will be placed.
The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held on November 8, 2014, from 1:00-3:00 pm in Cemetery #1.
Check the calendar for upcoming
fundraisers and speaking events.
A Documentary about this project will be aired on Al Jazeera America, Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:40pm ET. Find out where to view it by entering your zip code. It will be available on their website for one week.