More respect, maintenance needed

On Memorial Day my family went to visit the gravesite of our Grandpa Don, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. We were dismayed to see the condition of his gravesite and the entire valley park. The grass is overgrown to the point that it’s covering grave markers and benches that are dedicated to the memories of our lost family, friends and veterans. Large rocks and gravel left from the snow-plowing season are scattered throughout the grass and over headstones — not to mention the damage done to headstones by the snow-plows. Also, the mortuary didn’t post American flags at the gravesites of each veteran — including my Grandpa’s.

Upkeep should be done year-round to honor our lost but a higher level of respect should be given on Memorial Day.

Frances Jones and Frances Sims


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