However primitive the care provided to these incapacitated members of society, it represented a pact the government made with their families and with the patients themselves, to provide sustaining care and acknowledgment. That pact did not end at death.
These individuals, and their families, deserve to see the government continue to acknowledge the existence of these individuals in a respectful manner.
This cemetery is just as important as any other cemetery. It's part of Dutchess Co. (and America's) history. DON'T LET IT BE FORGOTTEN. I'm sure it wouldn't cost that much for the county to mow it every few weeks!
I have an ancestor buried there as well. Preservation shouldn't even be an issue.
Surely lawn mowers could keep up the cemetery without costing a fortune. It is so depressing to find ancestors buried in overgrown, even in once beautifully cared for cemeteries.
Yes... please restore. It's the right thing to do.