International Worker's Memorial Day event
SPEICAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Bunker Hill Cemetery has fallen into disrepair and the Carbon County Central Labor Chapter is looking for volunteers to help in the clean up. The public is inivted to attend a ceremony to honor fallen workers at the cemetery on April 28.
The Carbon County Central Labor Chapter will hold a brief ceremony to remember workers who have been injured, suffered ill health or have been killed on the job, on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Weissport. The public is invited.
Each year approximately 4,500 workers die in on-the-job injuries and approximately 50,000 die from occupational diseases.
The ceremony will take place at the historic Bunker Hill Cemetery, the place where Col. Weiss is buried. It is located on the the hill overlooking Weissport, next to the Jewish Cemetery.
The cemetery is in a state of disrepair and the Labor Chapter will be working in coordination with other community groups to organize a clean-up effort in May and are looking for volunteers.
For more information about the Labor Chapter or to volunteer for the cemetery project, call Terry Whiteman, President of the Labor Chapter at (610) 379-0162.