Veteran unmarked graves will get headstones in dedication ceremony - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/15/10

Veteran unmarked graves will get headstones in dedication ceremony

Updated: May 15, 2010 05:43 AM CDT

UPDATE: Due to the possibility of severe weather on Saturday, the dedication ceremony honoring U.S. veterans buried in the Lubbock Cemetery has been postponed. Notifications will be sent out when a new date and time are chosen.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The public is invited to a dedication ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th at the City of Lubbock Ceremony to honor U.S. veterans and the setting of Veterans Administration (VA) headstones in the County Sections of the City Cemetery.

Local veterans as well as City and County employees have undertaken an effort to request and set VA headstones at the unmarked graves of those U.S. veterans who were interred by Lubbock County and for whom no immediate family can be located.

A VA headstone or grave marker can be requested from the Veterans Administration, and is provided to all honorably discharged U.S. veterans. City Cemetery and Lubbock County records indicate there are 152 U.S. veterans interred by Lubbock County at the City of Lubbock Cemetery who do not have a headstone marking their grave and who qualify to receive a VA marker.

The effort to request and set these headstones is on-going, and so far 32 monuments have been set. The dedication ceremony will honor veterans and the effort to provide these particular veterans with a VA headstone.

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