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Mare Island cemetery needs attention

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From page A8 | June 23, 2014 |

I have visited the Naval Military Cemetery at Mare Island, Vallejo, on several occasions and have noticed that it had been in worse condition each time I visited.

I arrived with a group from the Orthodox church last fall to have a service for the several Russian seaman who are buried there after drowning while working alongside American seaman. Other times I visited with a group who did some cleaning of the many dead branches and leaves that were piled around and on many of the headstones. Some areas are hardly able to be passed by.

It appears that no one is in control of the care or of any repair of the cemetery.

The daughter of Francis Scott Key is buried alongside our U.S. military personnel. Seven of the military have received the Medal of Honor.

Why has this cemetery been so neglected? Now that Mare Island is becoming “rebuilt” and money being made, how about looking into and doing some cleaning and repairing of this site.

Joan Coor

Fairfield

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