Hats off to Daniel Island resident Richard Porter for volunteering to help lead a clean-up effort at the Lesesne Family Cemetery adjacent to the LTP Tennis Center. Richard worked with Dan Lesesne, a representative of the Lesesne family, and the Daniel Island Property Owners Association to come up with a plan to enhance the sacred site. Not only did the project result in clearing around the gravesites, but also a new tabby post fence to help protect the area and set the cemetery apart from the walking path nearby. Mr. Porter is also hoping to make some improvements to tombstones that are in need of repair. Great job, Mr. Porter and all involved! 

Do you know someone who deserves the spotlight as a DIHS History Hero? Someone who has gone out of her or his way to help preserve or illuminate local history? Let us know at DIHISTORICALSOCIETY@GMAIL.COM!

To see more about the Lesesne Family Cemetery, CLICK HERE and for more information on all four Daniel Island Cemeteries CLICK HERE.

NOTE: Dick Porter has subsequently become chair of the DIHS Cemeteries committee and continues to work tirelessly on these projects.