Parsons Cemetery (MDPACS)
 Wreaths across America 2020

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."​


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"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)                       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     

 Donate: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/42616/Overview/?relatedId=0 


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M​AJOR CHANGE

The 2020 WAA Event is changed due to the Covid-19 Restrictions and is not open to the Public, Rather it will be a virtual event using prerecorded materials and posted online after the wreaths are laid. The Wreaths will be placed by a limited number of veterans and sponsors  Following the filming and wreath laying,  the cemetery will be open to visitors. 

Please be mindful of these limitations and the Covid-19 Restrictions.  And please place your order for wreaths prior to the end of week.  In addition to direct orders to WAA, we encourage you to consider making your purchases through:

Operation We Care

Cub Scout Pack 151

Samuel Chase Chapter DAR


Parsons Cemetery Wreaths across America 2020 Program


NEW:  List of all known Veterans of Parsons Cemetery has been added under Genealogy Sources Link 



Virtual Ceremony:

Welcoming Remarks

Official National Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony

Veteran and Sponsor Wreath Laying

Closing Remarks


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Parsons Cemetery  EST 1873

Preserving History Remembering Lives