Decoration Day 2007
Wednesday was Decoration Day, the day when Liberians clean and decorate the graves of their ancestors. We walked around in the Palm Grove cemetery in the late afternoon, after most people had already come and gone, and many graves were freshly repainted. The place is pretty crazy, with graves built on top of graves, and lots of broken or looted tombs. One of my friends even saw an exposed skeleton. The best-kept area of the cemetery is the fenced-in marker for President Tolbert, who was killed in a 1980 coup d'etat and buried along the nearby creek by the forces of Samuel Doe.
Chris Herwig photo taken a few days before Decoration Day.