Vandals struck a rural cemetery in Orleans County, toppling more than two dozen headstones over the weekend. Some of the grave markers are so old they are hard to read, but they represent a life lived in the close-knit town of Kendall.

The Beechwood Cemetery is off West Kendall Road in the town of Kendall. The cemetery is owned and maintained by the town and dates from the mid 1800s. Its residents include pioneers to that area of western New York. Sometime last week, vandals toppled 24 headstones, some beyond repair.

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