I know there is a city owned cemetery that is in need of TLC. My stepson is in ROTC, and they are doing a parade and veterans service tomorrow - afterward I wanted to take him out to do a small project: I wanted to visit it tomorrow with a few American flags for the vets who might not otherwise get a flag.
Where is this cemetery at?
Not knowing much about cemetery standards - how would you know they are vets?
Mol - you check the graves. The vets will always have some sort of status regarding the war they served in posted.
One of those 5 is in disrepair - or so I'm told.
I don't think it's Forest. I was just out there a couple weeks ago because that's where my great great grandparents are. My great great grandpa did fight in two regiments during the Civil war though.
Both my step father and father served and neither have a mark on the grave. The office of the cemetery has a list though and marks them with a flag.
The Byrne and Airport Cemetery was really bad when I drove by last.
Typically the request has to be made if the person does not die in action. If the person died in action and is buried on American soil they get it automatically. My husband a vet, and father a vet both confirmed this.
Molsonator I believe they have to be requested through Veteran Affairs and there is usually no charge for the head stone. If you wanted though you could contact them and get them a Medallion to put on their stones to show that they served.
Good job, OhioKimono. Please pass along my thanks to your family members for their service.
From a vet--I echo thanks for what you and your stepson are doing. I work for the VA. If I can ever be of assistance in a matter concerning a veterans issue please do not hesitate to ask. I may not have the answer but I do have the right resources to find out.