Hallowed Ground

A lone visitor pays respects Thursday at the grave of a veteran at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison where American flags have been placed at each tombstone ahead of Memorial Day on Monday. The cemetery, which opened on Dec. 1, 1999, is now the final resting place for 2,415 US veterans and their spouses including five soldiers who were killed in action. A special Memorial Day service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday rain or shine with State Rep. Randy Frye, Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs General Counsel Gabrielle Owens and Madison Mayor Bob Courtney speaking. The service will also be streamed live on the cemetery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/INVetMemCemetery.

Hallowed Ground