As Veteran Graves Officer for the Town of Southborough – I consider it my duty to see that all Veterans whose final resting place at Rural Cemetery, Burnett Cemetery or the Old Burial Grounds are respectfully honored. It is my goal to ensure that each Veterans grave is appropriately marked with either a grave marker, flag holder or an American Flag.
Requests for an appropriate granite or brass plaque grave marker, which are provided by the US Government for Veterans, are forwarded to the Veterans Service Officer for determination of eligibility.
Working closely with the VSO – I will ensure that all flags for Memorial Day are removed and replaced with new flags and that the worn and faded flags will be removed and destroyed in an honorable and dignified manner.
Throughout the year, I will respond to personal requests when received or notified, to ensure a family members gravesite is appropriately marked and will provide guidance to the best of my knowledge on any other issues that may be raised.
During periodic trips during the year to the cemeteries – I will replace or fix/repair flags holders and remove / replace damaged flags as appropriate.
At all times – Respect – Dignity and Honor will be maintained to honor fellow Veterans.
|Stephen W. Whynot||Veterans' Grave Officer||(508) 439-1092|