Hudson County Open Space Grant Committee
United States of America

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery was founded in 1829 and was one of the very first Garden Style landscape cemeteries established, which revolutionized cemeteries across the nation. It was also the first cemetery company founded in the State of New Jersey. Founded by a group of prominent Jersey City & New York City leaders, the cemetery is home to many of our great city's founding fathers and historic legends.

Prior to the creation of the Cemetery in 1829, it's historical significance dates back to the 1700's as the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, and an active Ammunition Bunker during the War of 1812 that still stands proudly on our grounds. Now the sacred eternal resting place of thousands of soldiers from the Revolutionary & Civil Wars, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, WWI and II, forward, as well as home to our earliest Jersey City founders, leaders, residents and legends. With its 200 year old English Ivy adorning many of the towering trees, and the monumental works of art, this 6-acre sanctuary of peace and unique history is one of the most beautiful natural settings in Jersey City.

Sadly neglected and abandoned in early 2008, the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery is now being saved and preserved by the dedicated efforts of a newly formed volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

With undivided loyalty, we will protect and preserve, with honor, our ancestors and veterans in memoriam, while promoting the early American historical events that took place on these sacred grounds.

The purpose of this petition is to present to the Hudson County Open Space Grant Committee our level of commitment and support for the preservation of the Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery and to request their support of our efforts.

We, the undersigned, support the Restoration & Preservation Project of the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery, and we support all grant and award funding for this important mission to preserve our history.

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The Support The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery Restoration Project petition to Hudson County Open Space Grant Committee was written by Frank DeMarco and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.