Letter to the editor

In regard to Greenwood Cemetery in Vernon, the lawn is outrageously high and the cemetery is not being maintained like it should be. It is very disrespectful to the military veterans who are buried there, as well as the families who also are buried there, including my parents, grandparents and sister.

I have other family buried there, but they have family who can maintain their own sites.

I had a guy come up to me and ask who is supposed to take care of the cemetery. After seeing it in such disarray on June 18, I got a mower and went over June 19 and mowed my parents’ and sister’s graves.

I also mowed soldier Shane Cantu’s area. For what that young man did for his country, we can at least keep the cemetery looking great. I did not trim around his area because I did not want to disturb what is around his marker. I’ll let his family do that. But if you have loved ones there, grab a mower and a trimmer and volunteer your time — it’s getting close to the Fourth of July and our cemetery needs a big cleaning up.

Max W. Spencer

Owosso

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Mother Hen

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and work to spruce up the cemetery.

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