LINCOLN – On Saturday, Sept. 11, members of the Blackstone Valley Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a service project to clean up the land officially known as Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Lincoln 56 Cemetery.
About 75 volunteers from northern Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts will work at the site in phases with Ken Postle, cemetery coordinator for the Blackstone Valley Historical Society.
The “forgotten” early 19th-century cemetery, known also as the Arnold Lot, is the final resting place for members of the Arnold family of Lincoln. To date, graves of nine members of the family have been discovered, with the earliest dating to 1816. The volunteer group will assist in clearing undergrowth, searching for additional grave markers and improving the overall appearance of the cemetery.
For more information, contact Rebecca Fairbank at rebeccaBfairbank@gmail.com or call 401-318-2930.