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Letter to the Editor


Kay Lorraine-Lauro, Bennington Township

1:15 pm

Editor, The Independent:
Memorial Day 2015 and Owosso Township’s Oak Grove Cemetery has seen some progress. “Some” is a relative word. After much complaining by many people and a petition for new flag holders, the new flag holders are nice, pity so many of the flags look like they spent the winter wadded up in a ragbag. Maybe they’ll straighten out with a rain.
So far I have found eight veterans who do not have a flag on their grave and even though the township supervisor was provided a list of veterans graves that needed flag holders (according to law) I have thus far identified 25 of those so listed that still do not have a flag holder. That is a few too many to be considered an acceptable margin of error. I’m afraid there will be many more. I will have to update this later. (I really don’t believe I should take my time to baby-sit these elected officials, they are adults.) Supervisor Danny Miller is so intent on micromanaging this cemetery, and this is the best he can do?
I had high hopes that the cemetery would be looking better this year, but alas, it is what it is and the photos will go online at It isn’t complete at this moment. I’m working on it.

Kay Lorraine-Lauro, Bennington Township

Kay Lorraine-Lauro, Bennington Township was last modified: June 8th, 2015 by Karen Elford