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July 3, 2013
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Letter: Our veterans deserve better; don't remove their flowers

Our veterans deserve better

I am writing in regards to the June 6 letter about the flowers at the Roseburg National Cemetery.

I was taken aback when the cemetery’s director, Ted Travers, said they would try to give the families one extra day on a few of the holidays to commemorate their loved ones: our veterans, our givers of freedom. What would our country be like if they would have only given us one day?

I was equally appalled by the never-mind given to the damage done to the headstone of one of our fallen soldiers. I can’t believe that the subject, let alone the headstones, was not treated with more care.

One would have to assume that it is not a vet or a proud American citizen mowing the grass there, as they would have taken better care and respected one of our country’s hero’s headstone.

There are several cemeteries that move the flowers when mowing and toss only the bad flowers — you would think if we could do that for the normal person, we could do it for our fallen soldiers who gave their lives for us.

Monica Evernden

Myrtle Point

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