Over the past year, I have made numerous trips to the cemetery – my husband is interred there – and have been depressed, angry, sickened, etc. by what I have seen. Today I decided to go back and look for the improvements everyone has been talking about.
I am sorry to say that there are virtually no improvements in the section that Bob is resting in. (In fact, knowing Bob, he is probably very angry at what he sees when he looks out his door.)
Rather than just tell you about it – as I have done in the past – I have taken some pictures that will give you an idea of how our servicemen and servicewomen are being treated.
I do want to say that there were men working on the sprinkler system to the south of the entrance; in fact the entryway was blocked off and one of the men moved the cones so I could drive down to the gravesite.
Interestingly enough, they were working to “green the grass” just behind where the artificial turf had been laid. (Poorly, I might add.) Is that so the mind thinks “green” when driving in? The artificial grass is laughable, if one feels like laughing at the cemetery. Look at the picture of the huge ripple in it and tell me that no one is going to trip on it someday.
Seems to me that whomever is paying for it (us – the taxpayer?) was sold a bill of goods. If it were laid like that in my backyard I’d have it torn up immediately.
And one more thing – why isn’t anyone working on Saturday or/and Sunday to get this cemetery back into shape? One year should be long enough to disrespect our fallen hero’s.