My name is Trent Boyd. I have always been very proud to call Claremore my home. My family roots extend back to Claremore, Indian Territory.
I have many family members buried in Rogers County cemeteries, including Woodlawn and Oak Haven.
Recently, my niece lost her husband while still on active duty. He served his country proudly spending tours of duty in Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. We buried him last fall at Woodlawn Cemetery and were extremely pleased with the professional manner in which we were treated.
My concern is that during the past two weeks someone has removed decorations from his headstone. This has happened not only one, but twice. This has proven to be excruciatingly painful to my niece and our entire family.
I personally find the desecration of his grave site appalling. this is not only a slap in the face to our entire family, but to the brave men and women of our military that serve this country so proudly each and every day.
I want to encourage everyone to be vigilant and to please report any suspicious activities you may observe at our city cemeteries to the proper authorities. As residents of the City of Claremore, it is our duty to insure our loved ones are allowed the respect and dignity they deserve in death.
This should also include the rights of family members and friends to decorate the graves in our city cemeteries with some assurance these graves will not be vandalized or defaced.
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