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Despicable act to steal from veterans graves

October 16, 2013
The Alpena News

If you walked through Evergreen Cemetery this year, you might have noticed a lot of new military markers/flag holders. They were placed on the graves of Alpena's Civil War veterans to honor them on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of that war. Marking the gravesite of veterans is a custom dating back to the Revolutionary War as a means to recognize their sacrifice to our nation. The markers identify the grave of a military member and are also a sturdy post to hold a small American flag to prevent it from touching the ground.



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