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'Mistake' resulted in vets' flag postings


The Rev. Bob Ingalls in his address Monday at the Colfax Memorial Day observance at the cemetery noted the big addition to the grounds, which was posting of flags on the graves of known veterans buried at the cemetery, was the end result of a mistake.

The graves of 755 veterans were posted with individual U.S. flags for the weekend as the result of a research project conducted by Jim Lemon and Cherry Alice Van Tine.

Ingalls noted the start of a Wreaths Across America observance, in which 120 wreaths were ordered and posted on graves at Steptoe last Christmas season, involved a mistake in...

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