By Emily Younger
Published: May 13, 2016
“We have got to stick up for these guys. They fought for this country, so I am going to fight for them as much as possible.” Jim HallAUGUSTA, Kan. (KSNW) – A group of Kansas veterans are fighting to get a city ordinance passed after they say Augusta city officials told them to get rid of their veteran markers at the local cemetery. However, the city said it was all a big misunderstanding.
John Cox is a Vietnam veteran. To this day, he continues to serve.
“I honor the veterans by putting a flag on their grave every year,” said John Cox.
Along with a flag, Cox and fellow veteran Jim Hall, place a memorial marker on the graves.
“It means they served their country with honor,” said Vietnam veteran Jim Hall.
The two said they got a letter in the mail from the City of Augusta saying loose items like flowers, stuffed animals and angels surrounding grave sites were no longer going to be allowed at the cemetery.
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