Our Story

Rediscover. Remember. Reflect

Over the past 150 years, the Fishkill Rural Cemetery has become the final resting place for thousands of local families. Our anniversary theme, “Rediscover. Remember. Reflect.” is meant to inspire local residents to rediscover our cemetery by visiting it – and then challenge them to reflect on the lives and contributions of those who are entrusted to our eternal care. These were the men and women who settled our community, created our industries, educated our children, cared for our neighbors, grew our food and fought our wars. These were the men and women who made our progress and our destiny possible and to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for making ours the community it is today. Fathers, mothers, friends, and neighbors are all laid to final rest here beneath our shade trees, now silent witnesses to the prosperity of Fishkill and its surroundings.