Martinsville Memorial Day service held at formerly abandoned cemetery

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) In Martinsville, folks gathered at People's Cemetery at the end of 2nd Street on Memorial Day to pay their respects.

This is only the second year for this Memorial Day ceremony.

The cemetery was abandoned, and last year the city worked with neighbors to clean it up.

Over the past year, leaders say they found 12 more veteran graves.

Seven of them are from World War One.