Wichita, Kansas 2021-06-10 10:05:26 –
Scranton, Kansas (KSNT) – Scranton’s graveyard is facing controversy after dozens of tombstone decorations have been collected without warning and packed in trash bags for people to organize.
Usually, after Memorial Day, the graveyard sets the date on which decoration is required.
For those who were taken away two days before the cleanup deadline, they could lose hundreds of dollars, but that’s not just a financial burden.
Jeff Payne is just one of those who said the move was rude and sticky.
According to people familiar with the matter, it was a volunteer accident. But they said the decision to stack things in a trash bag was a bigger issue, regardless of damage or theft.
“Their memories have just been blasphemed because they wanted to mow the grass in a hurry. Eat it now,” Pain said.
Glenda Graham’s husband and father-in-law are two veterans buried there.
“Why can’t you treat our family with the respect we expect to treat your family?” Graham said. “What should we do if we don’t talk about the people buried here and how we feel about it?”
Others have told the same story. A Topika woman claimed that the Memorial Day metal flag was bent when it was put in the bag. She also said the apology was posted on the city’s website but was subsequently withdrawn. The reason is unknown.
KSNT News tried to track down members of the Cemetery Committee, but could not be contacted. The city of Scranton told KSNT that the situation was confusing.
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