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Revolutionary Guard Resumes Destruction of Baha’i Cemetery in Iran
According to the U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has resumed its destruction of a Baha’i cemetery in the city of Shiraz, while a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President earlier this month – known as the “Protect Cemeteries Act” – makes this type of cemetery desecration a sanctionable religious freedom violation. (PRWeb August 26, 2014) Read ... Published: 8/26/2014

Woodland Cemetery conserves water by cutting back on use
As California's drought is causing people to cut back water usage, cemeteries throughout the state are finding ways to conserve water. Woodland cemetery is no different, adjusting to a reduced watering schedule as the drought drags on. Published: 8/26/2014

Cemetery cleanup leads to restoration project
ARCADIA VALLEY — Alert motorists driving from St. Francois County to the Arcadia Valley along Highway 221 may notice a simple sign marking the Pilot Knob Cemetery — located not far from the site where the historic Battle of Pilot Knob was fought in September 1864. Published: 8/24/2014

How many burial plots remain in Beaumont?
Donald Taft, co-owner of Mercy Funeral Home and Community Cemeteries, has asked the city of Beaumont for a permit to expand Greenlawn Cemetery. It's a tidy North End property on Gill Street along Magnolia with burial vaults that are partially aboveground. Taft wants to expand the area available for burials on the property because that's the only way that a cemetery within a city limit in Texas ... Published: 7/31/2014

Rule adopted for perpetual care of new Ruidoso cemetery
An ordinance establishing a perpetual care fund for Ruidoso's new Gavilan Memorial Gardens cemetery and other cemeteries owned and operated by the village was adopted with one nay vote. Published: 8/22/2014

Great Park veterans cemetery proposal sent to governor
An effort to build Orange County’s first veterans cemetery on a 125-acre site at the Great Park in Irvine awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s OK. Assembly Bill 1453, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, would authorize CalVet, the state’s... Published: 8/26/2014

Meng’s Cemetery Bill Signed Into Law
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This week was a momentous one for U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), as her Protect Cemeteries Act became the first bill she introduced to be signed into law. President Barack Obama signed into law Meng’s legislation that made the desecration of cemeteries a violation of religious freedom. The act amended […] Published: 8/14/2014

Last Modified: 8/27/2014