29 October 2011
Potter's Field Cemetery - Ohio
Have you heard about the type of cemetery called "Potter's Field"? It is a cemetery where the county or city bury the poor, the homeless, the unknown, and the unwanted. There are no signs, no grave markers, and no headstones. I find this extremely sad. This particular cemetery is a 17 acre site dating back to 1906 and is the final resting place for over 16,000 people. 16,000 people and not one headstone...sad indeed!
There is only one marker of any kind at this cemetery and that is the memorial rock. It contains a Biblical passage: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27