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During December 2008, the CHCO will hold the annual Christmas fundraiser for a $21 donation to a live Christmas wresth mounted on a tri-pod which can be delivered to any grave in Allegany County, MD. Please call (301) 722-4624.
Pictured is vice president Mel Collins along with wreath fundraiser. Members have been busy placing small poinsettias at over 800 historical graves and around the Cumberland area.
Notice: The following letter contains information which members of the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization wish their website visitors to review. The letter was released nationwide in Sept. A.D. 2008 by C.H.C.O. President Edward W. Taylor Jr. who also serves as President of the Maryland Fathers Rights League.
Pictured just before the Aug. 2008 Allegany Co. MD Board of Education meeting are from left C.H.C.O Pres. Edward W. Taylor Jr., Leland Taylor, Simon Taylor, Albert Comer son of a Confederate Veteran, Mary C. Miltenberger President Allegany Co. Preservation Society. Not pictured Roger Ware of West Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group attended the meeting to saving the Confederate flag and history from being banned in the county public schools. Once again with God’s aid. They WON!
August 2008 — While visiting Blackwater Falls, CHCO President Ed Taylor Jr. and sons Leland and Simon placed flowers at the grave of Anthony Yockus Sr. (1876-1936) at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Thomas, WV. In 1989 Mr. Taylor worked with Yockus son Anthony Yockus Jr. to place the monument. Yockus Sr. was a coal miner in the Thomas area, his descendants moved to the Cumberland, MD area.
June 2008 — CHCO members traveled to Moorefield, WV to join their friends sons of Confederate Veterans, McNeills Rangers at the Olivet Cemetery. Buried in this cemetery are many Confederate soldiers. A ceremony was held to honor these great American heros. From left are President Ed Taylor Jr., Simon Taylor, Treasurer Christina Taylor, Betty and Jim Klipstein, Leland Taylor. Ed Taylor and son Simon laid a wreath from the CHCO at the main Confederate monument during the ceremony.
During April 2008, CHCO along with Chapter of Sons of Confederate Veterans all over the Unite States celebrated April as Confederate History Month. In early April the CHCO help a memorial service at the Confederate monument built in 1912 at Rosehill Cemetery, Fayette Street, Cumberland. Pictured just before the ceremony are CHCO members Simon and Leland Taylor carrying the 3rd National Confederate flag and CHCO flag.