Memorial Day Service Held at Old City Cemetery
Lynchburg, VA - More than a hundred people gathered at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg Sunday to remember the confederate soldiers that died in the Civil War. The Cemetery has had a memorial service almost every year since 1866. There are more than 2,000 confederate soldiers buried on the grounds of the cemetery. Those soldiers are from 14 different states. Memorial organizers say our area's Civil War heritage should be honored this Memorial day as well. "The Civil War history here is big, it's a big part of who we are and what we do and this is a way to honor those soldiers, to honor this part of our history here," said Ted Delaney, Assistant Director of the Old City Cemetery.Ted Delaney says they are proud to keep this close to 150 year tradition going.