In order to maintain the cemetery in a manner that you can be proud of, we have established
regulations concerning the decoration of graves, mausoleum spaces and columbarium niches.
These regulations are to ensure the beauty of the cemetery and the safety of visitors and groundskeepers. General guidelines are provided below, and you can download a flyer here for full details.
Flowers and American flags placed in cemetery approved vases are approved decorations.
All decorations except flowers and American flags placed in cemetery-approved vases will be removed
from graves by cemetery personnel one week after interment.
For the safety of cemetery visitors and staff and the beauty of the cemetery,
some types of decorations may not be placed at graves or in the mausoleum.
Planting of any kind is not permitted. Potting soil or dirt cannot be placed in bronze memorial vases. Please consider donating a tree to the cemetery in honor of your loved one through our Living Memorial Program.
Cemetery Clean-up Days
To beautify and maintain the cemetery, we conduct a twice-yearly all cemetery clean-up day on
March 1 and November 15th (or the next business day). All cemetery decorations will be removed at
this time, including items in vases. Empty vases will be turned upside down for safety.
Removal of Decorations
All decorations except flowers and American flags placed in cemetery approved vases will be removed from graves
by cemetery personnel one week after an interment. Cemetery personnel will also remove unauthorized decorations and
wilted flowers from graves and the mausoleum throughout the year.
For the Christmas holiday, decorations may be placed beginning Thanksgiving Day. As a service to you, all decorations except flowers and American flags placed in cemetery approved vases will be removed one week after Christmas.
Living Memorial Program
If you are looking for a way to permanently honor your loved one, consider donating a tree to the cemetery in
their honor. We will plant maples, oaks, elms, white pines, ginkgos and lindens.