Vernon Peterson has been tending the Rock Hill Cemetery, outside Middleburg, for more than 55 years. His granddaughter, Erin Peterson, was killed in the Virginia Tech shootings and is buried there.
Those are just two of the many remarkable bits of information in Josh du Lac’s masterful piece in today’s newspaper, and you should read it immediately. This is why they make The Washington Post, not for some goofball blog.
Here is a link to a superb gallery of photos by staff photographer Tracy Woodward.