Memorial Day at Oak Lawn, 2020
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Memorial Day at Oak Lawn, 2020

Memorial Day at Oak Lawn, 2020

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Pvt. Redmond Parker, 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.
Sgt. Charles Colding, 1st U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Descendant family attending to a plot on the northern edge of Oak Lawn Cemetery. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Willie Brown, 365 INF, Army. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Pvt. Randall, 36th U. S. Colored Infantry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Cpl. Sheppard, 2nd U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Elbert T. James, Army, WWII. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Recently cleaned Holland Family plot. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Pvt. Jackson, 2nd U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

2LT William H. Walker, Tuskegee Airman. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

More fresh flowers 🙂  Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Recently cleaned family plot. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Another descendant family enters Oak Lawn. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.

Chester L. Pearson, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. Photo: Nadia K. Orton. All rights reserved.
Nadia Orton
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Professional genealogist and public historian. Graduate of Duke University. President of the Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. Studying historic African American cemeteries and communities.

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