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Group wants to place markers on veterans' graves

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Every year, the Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Association places flags on the graves of veterans.

This year they're hoping to do more. They want to make sure every deceased veteran's grave has a marker. Many graves of those who served their country are still unmarked. The group held a fundraiser on Saturday to raise money for the project.

Mark Haddad, President of the Woodlawn Memorial Day Association said, "There's over 440 of them in Woodlawn alone and there's costs involved in doing that along with putting the flags on them on Memorial Day. And we're just trying to get funds to help ourselves out but also in the long run help out the veterans that deserve it."

The costumed-theme fundraising dinner featured karaoke and DJ.

 

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