Eagle Scout Candidate Plans Signage at Hilldale Cemetery; Raising Money for Material

Hilldale Cemetery. (WHAV News photograph.)

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Brandon Silva is leading a team of volunteers to create directory signs at Hilldale Cemetery in Haverhill as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Silva said the signs are to “help people find their ancestors/loved ones and honor the veterans whose memorials are placed there.” He is looking to raise $1,000 through a GoFundMe campaign online to purchase materials needed to construct the signs.

Hilldale cemetery is a 20-acre public cemetery founded in 1859. There are 4,816 graves, 474 of which are veterans from all conflicts. The cemetery hosts Wreaths Across America annually and is the home of a veterans’ memorial with annual remembrances on both Veterans and Memorial Days.

Silva plans to place the signs this upcoming spring of 2022.

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