A Letter from the President

Louis Cicalese, President of Harleigh Cemetery

As a place sacred to the memory of those who have passed,”Harleigh Cemetery” has become such a place, silent and  peaceful, permitting us to surround with sentiment those whose memory is most dear. It has the power to turn our thoughts to a future of sweeter service here and now, as well as there and sometime, and to view with nature and with each other to make it a place of uplifting influence.

In the State of New Jersey, within the City of Camden, Harleigh Cemetery’s land was chosen by far-seeing citizens as a spot of unusual beauty, for their final resting place. Wherever you turn one discovered the compelling hush that inhabits the primeval forest. It may be a leaf-strewn roadway where sunlight and shadow play in magical fancy. It may be a close bower of greenery whence birds send out sweet melodies. A bridge, a path, a grassy slope – it matters not what way the mystery steals in: it is here at every turn.

And as the setting throughout this spacious Cemetery is marked by restful diversity, so too are the memorials selected with a view to character and fineness, and from the most impressive Mausoleum to the most modest marker there is high intent. Many unusual tributes will be found here, among them, that erected in memory of Walt Whitman, and the wonderfully sculptured cross placed in honor of General William Joyce Sewell.

Favoring as it does, in its natural features, all types of memorial expressions, “Harleigh Cemetery” is a study in architectural design- and the erection of the Memorial Chapel and Mausoleum is a crowning tribute to man’s love and human devotion. Truly, the works placed here, not only keep in remembrance those who have served their day, but uphold and inspire those whose hands have still their life’s work to do.

 

William Clayton Jones, President 1920 & Louis Cicalese Harleigh Cemetery President 2019

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