Defaced Grave Marker Toppled Overnight in Silver Spring

A Confederate grave marker that was vandalized earlier this week was found toppled Thursday night, according to an official with the church.

During the night of June 14, unknown assailants had spray painted over the large grave marker, which is located at the burial site of 17 Confederate soldiers on the Grace Episcopal Church grounds in Silver Spring.

The soldiers buried there were killed during the 1864 Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, June 20, church members will gather to hang a large Black Lives Matter banner on the property as part of the church’s Juneteenth celebration.

About 60 percent of the parishioners at the church are white and about 40 percent are African Americans.

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Suzanne Pollak

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Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.

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    On June 20, 2020 at 10:19 am responded with... #

    Some People today have absolutely no respect for other people’s property!

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