Group dedicates monuments to historical military gravesite
Sep. 13, 2017
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A veterans' advocacy group in Vermont is honoring soldiers buried in unmarked graves with two new monuments.
The Times Argus reports (http://bit.ly/2w68yhW ) members of Flags for Veterans gathered on Monday to dedicate two granite monuments at Elmwood Cemetery in Barre. Organizers say the soldiers served in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The servicemen all died between 1815 and 1930.
Flags for Veterans marks the graves of more than 2,600 servicemen and women buried in Barre and Barre Town. Group chairman Mike Jarvis says the monuments now allow organizers to properly recognize those buried in unmarked graves at Elmwood.
Two of the veterans fought in the Revolutionary War before serving in the War of 1812. Jarvis says the 10 individuals represent the patriotism that helped create the nation.
Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/