|Photo courtesy of Woodlawn Cemetery|
The 150-year-old, 400-acre Woodlawn Cemetery is located in the Bronx neighborhood of the same name, and is the final resting place to some significant people in our nation’s history: music icons like Celia Cruz to local legends like jazz musician Billy Bang to former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia.
Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was one of many who advocated for the cemetery to become a National Historic Landmark.
“The Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for many famous Americans and it is vitally important to preserve our nation’s history for ourselves and for the generations to come,” said the Borough President, who submitted a letter that supported the cemetery’s designation back in October of 2010.
“Without our history we do not know where we came from and we do not know where we are headed,” Diaz continued.