YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE A PROPER BURIAL FOR IRISH IMMIGRANTS EXHUMED ON STATEN ISLAND. SEND A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE REINTERRMENT TO S.I. CEMETERY.
Last month Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island NY sent out a plea for letters of support for the proper re-interrment of the immigrant remains that were EXHUMED from a municipal parking lot once the site of the NYC Quarantine Hospital/cemetery. This particular NYC Quarantine station operated from 1799-1858. The Irish immigrants who came to the USA during the Great Hunger and were ill (as many were) passed through the S.I. Quarantine Hosp and ultimately many were buried at the cemetery now a MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT.
These human remains were EXHUMED in 2006. They are now held at a facility located in Brooklyn in storage boxes.
Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries has offered a large section of a historic cemetery that we maintain for the proper reinterrment of these HUMAN remains. The Ancient Order of Hibernians Nationally has backed the plan.
Without letters of support from you the Irish community, these remains will be PUT BACK INTO THE PARKING LOT! Paved over once again and forgotten.
Please, we ask that you take 1 minute of your time, send a letter of support
to: _SICemetery@aol.com_ (mailto:SICemetery@aol.com) . Support the
reinterrment to Staten Island Cemetery.
Time is once again running out for these unfortunate travelers. Please
a letter of support today.
Lynn A. Rogers
Executive Director 917-545-3309
Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. Staten Island
Letters are needed ASAP. Emails are acceptable.
Culture Editor, WGT