As a person who's 100% Czech, I look forward to my annual visit to this sanctuary. First visiting as a child with my mom, aunt and cousin, I quickly learned it was a kind of peaceful oasis, a step back in time, a place to practice respect and reverence under old-growth trees (there are also the fond memories of having to fetch water, running past the hooded statues!). As a member of both Czech genealogical societies, I made a recent visit to glean information on my family and to photograph some headstones. One of the office personnel, Beverly, was an absolute doll in that respect. She showed me more grave information than I'd learned previously, and encouraged me to visit the impressive Eastland Memorial, after marking a map of the grounds to help me find certain family markers. She was wonderfully kind. I've decided to purchase a "brick" there as I have had two relatives perish in that tragedy. I can't wait to go back. Bohemian National Cemetery is a Chicagoland garnet gem.
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