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Headstones Fixed At Cemetery Linked To Revolutionary War

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) – After raising thousands of dollars, supporters of a cemetery in southeastern Michigan have repaired headstones that were vandalized over the Memorial Day weekend by a teen.

The Vreeland cemetery in Flat Rock was the original burial site of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family.

Cemetery restorer Dave Carter was hired to fix the damaged headstones reports WXYZ-TV.  He did similar work just a few years ago. He says it’s a “rewarding job,” especially when the markers belong to war veterans.

The job was completed Sunday.

The Vreeland cemetery was started by Michael Vreeland after the Revolutionary War. He was buried there and eventually was moved. But other descendants who served in wars still are buried at Vreeland.

 

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