Members of the Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans
Irvin Lyons Jr.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A veterans group, already restoring one
centuries-old Louisville cemetery, is making plans to restore another one.
The Kentucky chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS) started a restoration
project earlier in the spring at the Petersburg-Newburg Cemetery, which
dates to the 1800s. Nearly 100 African-American veterans are laid to rest
The organization partnered with Evans Monument Company to restore some of
the worn down headstones.
Now, a spokesman for the National Association of Black Veterans says the
organization will start a restoration project at Greenwood Cemetery in
Louisville's Chickasaw neighborhood. The cemetery has seen its share of
"These soldiers have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and I
think they deserve better," said Irvin Lyons Jr. of NABVETS.
The National Association of Black Veterans received a grant from the
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs to perform the restoration work.