Families First - A History of FMP

"Four men stood atop a small hill and looked over an open tract of land outside the town of Fairfax, Virginia. The terrain around them rolled off gently into the distance. It was December 1956. The group was there to settle upon the design of a new Catholic cemetery—Calvary Memorial Park. One man, a lawyer, was the cemetery's secretary-treasurer, Cornelius H. Doherty. His friend, Dr. William Dolan, was the cemetery's president. The third was landscape architect Earl C. Grever, and the last was Doherty's son, Cornelius H. Doherty, Jr. Everyone called him "Neil."

"Cemeteries, like families, span generations, connecting the past, present, and future. Nowhere is this as true as at Fairfax Memorial Park."

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