Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Veterans' Stones Get Stickered

The VFW post in Forrest City, Arkansas, has been having a hard time keeping track of veterans' graves, which members are required to mark with flags each Memorial Day.

[Ed] Chauvin said the local post has come up with a way to help deal with that problem. “That is, to put some kind of color sticker on the side of the headstones, a square blue sticker.”
He said he realizes some people may not want the stickers on the graves of their loved ones.

“If there is anyone who does not wish to have these stickers on the gravestones of their relatives, let us know, and we’ll not put one there,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll have many people who will disagree. It’s not going to be large.” [Link]


They've been using stickers at our local cemetery for a couple of years, but the American Legion still managed to leave off at least two flags this year--a relative and a friend.

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