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Post cemetery tour revisits history
Judy Harrison of Savannah, kneeling, takes a photo of one of the tombstones in the Bragg Cemetery on Fort Stewart during last year’s semiannual cemetery tour. Alice Slater, Harrison’s mother, stands in the background. - photo by File photo
The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Cemetery Council has scheduled the installation’s fall cemetery and historical site visit for Wednesday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to come along.
The tour will stop at Smith Chapel, JE Moody, Bethel and Strickland Pond cemeteries. Notable families whose members are interred at these cemeteries include Anderson, Atkins, Bacon, Bland, Booth, Boothe, Branch, Brook, Brown, Byrd, Curry, Darsey, Dasher, Delk, Denmark, Easterling, Garrison, Gurry, Hardy, Hodges, Mock, Moody, Murrell, Porter, Simmons, Smiley, Strickland, Stubbs, Wheler, Willis, Woodrum and more.
Participants can meet at either the installation’s Pass and Permit Office, building 8093, on Highway 144 from 8-8:45 a.m. or at the Liberty County Recreation Center/Hinesville National Guard Armory parking lot on Highway 84 from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Buses will be stationed at both locations. All the buses will link up at the Pass and Permit building at 8:45 before departing. The tour leaves shortly after 9 a.m.
Attendees can reserve and buy a boxed lunch for $4.25 before the tour leaves. Payment will be collected at the tour’s sign-in table. Exact change is required. In addition, participants may bring a bottle of water to drink en route.  
Portable restrooms and hand-washing stations will be set up at Smith Chapel and Strickland Pond cemeteries. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes for the trip. If the weather is bad, the cemetery visit will be postponed to a later date with the same itinerary.
For more information or to reserve a space, call Pat Young at 435-9872 or e-mail

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