Whitewater Cemetery Making A Statement
KREX News Room
WHITEWATER, Colo.- Whether it's spirits talking, or just the wind, one thing's for certain, the Whitewater Cemetery is a historic landmark.
"Anybody was buried and everybody was buried here," said Miriam Sanchez, vice president of the Whitewater Cemetery Association.
The Whitewater Cemetery Association has been around for about 6 years, but the cemetery itself; since the late 1800s.
"I'd love to be up here, I think it's a fantastic place," said Sanchez.
Members of the association say Whitewater used to be the hotspot.
"People trained animals during World War II to be shipped over to Europe to be used," said Sanchez.
Just about 150 folks who've left the physical world, decided to rest in the Whitewater cemetery.
If history proves right, Native Americans were buried in the cemetery, along with many other individuals and their families.
"Veterans from World War II, Korea, World War 1," said Sanchez.
The association of 12 is taking care of the unique cemetery with support from the community. They also hold ceremonies to recognize veterans that rest there.
"We're trying to let people know what this cemetery is all about. There are fallen veterans here that don't get recognition," said Sanchez.
A flag ceremony at the Whitewater cemetery will be held May 23, Thursday, starting at 10 a.m.
The VFW Post will be changing out the old flag for a new one and saluting fallen veterans.
The gates will be open and the public is welcome to stop by until May 27.
After May 27, the cemetery goes back to its regular scheduling.
For more information contact Sue Chapman at (970)-243-1808.