The outdoors can be a peaceful respite from the stress of these difficult times. Our gates remain open each day for visiting and walking the grounds. With over 250 acres and over 11 miles of roads, Lakewood is happy to provide a safe place to walk—with plenty of room for social distancing.
We are excited to release this Public Service Memorials Cemetery Stroll—a self-guided walk that shares the history of some of Lakewood’s wartime memorials and collective remembrance sites for those who gave their lives to public service. The stroll’s focal point will be the Soldiers Memorial, where we usually hold our annual Memorial Day ceremony. (This year’s ceremony will be presented as a pre-recorded video. You can find a link to the recording here beginning on Saturday, May 23rd at noon.)
You can print off this Cemetery Stroll at home and bring it with you to Lakewood, or you can follow along right on your smartphone!
As you stroll, please kindly keep a few things in mind:
- Lakewood is an active place of remembrance where families mourn loved ones—some recently lost. For this reason, we ask that you limit your activities while here to visiting, walking, quiet reflection and exploring the beautiful scenery and art. Please be mindful and respectful of other families’ graves and private graveside services.
- Please leave pets and food at home and avoid recreational activities.
- Please observe at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. Remember that you can respectfully walk over the lawn.
- You may park anywhere on the cemetery roads (not on the grass). Just be sure your vehicle won’t interfere with traffic.
- Please do not visit the grounds if you feel unwell. Everyone, regardless of symptoms, should wear a mask in public, in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Thank you, and enjoy your stroll!