Parsons Cemetery is today both operational and historic. It is an urban green space, an outdoor museum, and in the words of architectural historian, Keith Eggener, urban cemeteries "are where life meets death, nature meets city, and present meets past."
Want to Participate at Parsons Cemetery: Things you do need to know
Parking within the Cemetery will be limited to those with Disability Placards. Drivers will be directed to a designated area within the Cemetery by Veteran volunteers. Once parked, veterans and golf cart volunteers can assist you to the ceremony area. Please allow extra time for this.
Street Parking: For all others, parking is available on neighboring streets (please though, do not block driveways). The following close-by locations have opened their parking lots to attendees:
Please share your family information on your veteran(s) with the Parsons Cemetery Advisory Committee for inclusion in Parsons Cemetery's database. Please use the to firstname.lastname@example.org url. Thank you.
"where life meets death, nature meets city, and present meets past"
Keith Eggener, architectural historian and author of the book “Cemeteries.”
Thank you for visiting our website and our Facebook Page. Both our website and Facebook Page will be continuously updated with new information, historical information, pictures and videos. We invite you to send us your information on the cemetery and your loved ones, information that we can share with others.
On July 2, 2020, the Preservation Maryland surprised Parsons Cemetery with both a nomination and award with one of four Community Choice Awards as part of their Best of Maryland Awards 2020.
PARSONS CEMETERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SALISBURY, EASTERN SHORE
COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARD
Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland is an historic operational cemetery, an urban green space, an outdoor museum, and in the words of architectural historian, Keith Eggener, a place where “life meets death, nature meets city, and present meets past.” The six-member volunteer committee is inspired by those words and diligently works towards creating a site of reverence and culture by offering self-guided walking tours based on their on-going historical and genealogical research, maintaining the 18 acres of sacred grounds and the promise of perpetual care, and filling their lively Facebook page with incredible and enduring stories of Maryland history. For these reasons, Preservation Maryland is pleased to honor and recognize the work of the past and current Parsons Cemetery Advisory Committee with a 2020 Best of Maryland Community Choice Award.
Parsons Cemetery (MDPACS)
Wreaths across America 2020
Parsons Cemetery (MDPACS) Ceremony On: 12/19/20
912 N. Division St Ceremony At: 10:00 AM
Salisbury, MD 21801 Details: parsonscemetery.com
Veteran Graves: 1150 Location Coordinator: Jeff Merritt
Coverage Goal: 1150 Location Phone Number: (410) 713-8940
Wreaths So Far: TBD
Select: Specific Cemetery, use second button "Select Location to Support" and type in Parsons, it will automatically self-fill for Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury,MD 21801 (MDPACS) , return on this page to lst button to place your order. Thank you.
Registered Volunteers: 67 registrations not counting the number of individuals in those registered as a group.
Parsons Cemetery Wreaths across America 2020 Program
NEW: List of all known Veterans of Parsons Cemetery has been added under Genealogy Sources Link
Procession from Main Gate to Ceremonial Area
all Community Members wishing to walk with the procession
Official National Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony,
Bill Hagen, Commander of American Legion Post 64
Guest Speaker, TBD
Wreath Laying Instructions - Jeff Merritt
Conclusion of the Wreath Laying and Remarks - Jeff Merritt and Rick Fahey
Honor Guard Retires Colors
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.