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Friday, July 29, 2005

Kentucky City Makes Monumental Mistake

From The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger of July 29, 2005:

Danville workers discard grave markers

By EMILY BURTON
Staff Writer

Paul Winston Morgan died in 1979 as a veteran of the Air Force, though his family never saw the bronze marker designating him as such placed on his grave at Bellevue Cemetery.

Yet 26 years later, Morgan's bronze marker was found Thursday in a heap of broken tombstones, dirt and brush at a city dump, left by cemetery employees ordered to clean out the cemetery's building before its destruction.

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Morgan's bronze marker was one of several in the dump, along with gray granite stones as new as 1990 to worn white granite markers dated 1913. Most were freshly broken in large, lateral chunks. Some had already become a flower bed border for a nearby home.

Of what stones and bronze markers were visible through the dirt, all were those of veterans.

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