As a bugler for American Legion Post 46 in Danville and a member of the VFW post in Danville, I was disappointed in 2004 we were not able to ensure every veteran grave had a flag for Memorial Day. I hope to be able to resolve that in 2005.
In Boyle County, we have more than 140 cemeteries. A number of these may only contain one or two graves, and these may or may not be a veteran. The larger cemeteries will have up to 1,000 graves per acre.
I need help. If you are an individual or a member of a group that would like to sponsor a cemetery, I would like to map all of the cemeteries in Boyle County, list the location of any veteran graves in the cemetery (with as much information about the veteran as we can find), and come Memorial Day the American Legion and VFW will have flags available for posting on the graves. I am creating an "Adopt a Cemetery" program for anyone or any group that is interested in helping. This should become an annual item to honor those who served our country and have since passed on. They deserve no less.