By Todd DeFeo
HarpBlaster.com News Wire
ATLANTA – Historic Oakland Cemetery reopens this weekend, a year after the grounds were damaged by a tornado. The Historic Oakland Foundation is holding a rededication ceremony at 11 a.m. today.
“The rededication ceremony offers Oakland the opportunity to thank all those who have been instrumental in our progress since the tornado,” Executive Director of Historic Oakland Foundation David Moore said in a news release. “It also allows us to bless these sacred grounds, which were disturbed one year ago. Our 2009-guided tour season opens this Saturday, March 14. So, the timing of this ceremony seems right on target.”
Oakland Cemetery was founded in 1850. Among the famous people buried in the cemetery are Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind; Bobby Jones, one of the best golfers to ever play; and William A. Fuller, the conductor who successfully pursued Union spies during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase.