This posting is for anyone who cares about those who serve in the military.However, there will not be a listing of any names in this posting.
For sometime now, I have attempted to get a CW marker placed on the grave of a man who had been severely injured and who lived with the pain of his severe injury for the remainder of his life.
If I recall correctly, at one time it was possible to obtain a CW marker for a soldier as long as there was no CW maker of any kind on his grave, nor could he share a maker with anyoneÉ.such as his wife, but he could also have a single regular grave marker as well as a CW marker.That was acceptable.Too, there are many graves with both a CW maker and a regular marker.The CW markers I have seen on graves were flat and they were placed at the foot of the grave if there was also a regular headstone at the head of the grave.
At some unknown time, the rule regarding markers was changed and now one can only order a CW marker if there are no other markers of any kind on the grave. Thus, the soldier I mentioned above who more than deserves a CW marker cannot receive such a marker that he earned and deserves.
It is time we care more than a bit about the soldiers whose names are only being collected to add to family records and give those soldiers recognition of their service and dedication to that service instead of simply seeing how many names one can collect.
To you who take the time to see that a soldier or other military memberÕs grave is marked with his/hers service, I applaud you for your acknowledgement and your caring of those who step forward to protect us at any cost.We need more like you to help recognize our service members from any time and place in this country of ours.Thanks and Thanks.