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Thu Jun 23, 2016, 08:17 PM

FOUR graveside flags for 2 Vets, they went up tonight PIX

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My post Saturday: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027929723

Today was the first day in 2 weeks the temps were not in the 90's. It was a pleasant 83 degrees when Marta and I drove over after dinner.

The flags are MADE in the USA. We could not replace the worn 3 x 5 flag on the cemetery pole. It is going to be more involved than we were prepared for. The nut and bolt are seized up by weather. So is the pin you have to pull out to lower the pole. And the flag is attached by radiator hose clamps that will need to be replaced.


Even when the cemetery was maintained well, the two Veterans had no flags.

"In memory of MM1C Vernon Palmer Wall.

Son of Henry O. Edna N. Wall.

September 11, 1922 October 7, 1944.

Lost at sea in the Pacific with submarine Seawolf."

The story of how MM1C Vernon Palmer Wall was killed by friendly fire: http://graveyardsofomaha.com/submarine/submarinel_main.html

Memorial Day 2016 you can barely see the top of the memorial because of the weeds.

Saturday June 18th, mowed but no grave flags.

MM1C Vernon Palmer Wall

Joseph Wall is the cousin of Vernon, and son of Dr. William Wall and his wife Allie, and Joseph also served in WWII. Believed to be the last person buried in Wall Cemetery.

The view for those that drive by.

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Reply FOUR graveside flags for 2 Vets, they went up tonight PIX (Original post)
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Thu Jun 23, 2016, 10:06 PM

1. Omaha Steve, if you ever get the chance -

come up and head from Fairbanks toward Byers Lake on the Parks Highway. The Veterans Memorial is within Denali STATE (not national) Park near Trapper Creek and it's one of the most gorgeous places you've ever seen. Huge Memorial Day ride there if the ice is gone (ABATE). The reason I say start in Fairbanks is when you go over the bridge on the Nenana River - that bridge is dedicated to all our Native/Indian veterans, and it was an awesome ceremony about 20 years ago.

Park: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspunits/matsu/akveteransmemorial.htm

I don't know how to post photos, being technically a moron, but this park is part of our Dept. of Natural Resources and is loved by everyone!

I'd be glad to help clean up that memorial with you; I've gotten good at it in our oldest cemetery here in town.

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