Sunday, January 1, 2017
Grave trampling at St. George Church of Flushing?
From the Queens Chronicle:
A parishioner at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Flushing is concerned about the tombstones being damaged in the church’s graveyard.
“Hundreds of people waiting for food have been trampling all over the cemetery grass every Wednesday and Saturday,” Francis Abele said in a letter to the Chronicle. “This action, not only disrespects the buried but also desecrates such a sacred place.”
The Rev. Wilfredo Benitez, the rector at the church, does not agree with the claim that the tombstones were harmed by people waiting for food, saying that those in line are separated from tombstones by a rope barrier.
Queens Chronicle has a photo of the trampling. There doesn't appear to be a rope.