Aging Cemetery Receives Funding For Cleanup

Jun 24, 2013

Thousands of military veterans' headstones and cemetery plots are being refurbished at a cemetery in northwestern Ohio.

Broken, cracked and aging headstones at the Ohio Veterans Home cemetery in Sandusky began getting fixed or replaced earlier this month with nearly $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The operations assistant for the home says he has been told that the Sandusky facility represents the first to receive that type of grant. Many of the stones have become blackened, broken or barely readable over time. Some stones date back to the early 1800s.