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Disappointed at Oakland Cemetery

To the editor:

When I visited Oakland Cemetery where some of my relatives in the five Haviland families that settled here decades ago and planted the huge apple orchard south of North Lawn are buried, I was saddened to find the flag I had left in the ground (because there was no flag holder for my World War I great-uncle) with six cuts by a weed trimmer and one complete piece gone. I would have appreciated your removing the remnants of the flag rather than leave it in shreds. At least Memorial Park was spared this.

Susan Erickson

Eagle Grove