Bronx cemetery reopens temporarily to honor those who lost their lives while serving our country

St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx is one of the city’s cemeteries open for a few hours today.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2020, 1:38 PM

Updated 1,454 days ago

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While there won’t be any big parades or ceremonies this Memorial Day, some cemeteries across the city are opening their gates temporarily for the holiday.
St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx is one of the burial spots open for a few hours today.
The cemetery staff is expecting quite a few people, and they have created a section where cars will be lining up since they will be limiting the amount of vehicles coming in and out.
Families will have access to come in and spend some time remembering their loved ones but there are some guidelines people will have to follow. Everyone must wear face coverings, keep social distance and are also asked to spend no more than 15-20 minutes at the gravesite to allow others a chance to come inside.
Loved ones visiting are allowed to place flowers and small flags at their veteran's graveside as well.
 
 
For those who can't make it out, Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be holding mass virtually to honor those Americans who lost their lives while serving our country.
St. Raymond’s will be open until 3 p.m.
 
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