David E. & Kathleen G. Paxton

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CO-Founders of the Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation. Allen County Ohio
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&GSvcid=66432&MRid=48382195

We have been going to Longfield Cemetery in Anderson County (Lake City) TN. every year since we discovered it back in 2007. Later we discovered Find-A-Grave. We hunt for veterans graves, and place a marker and a flag on all we find. The first grave we found was that of Jesse Jackson Rigs.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=8604119&PIpi=42431711

It was face up in the dirt covered in moss and debris and could barely be read. We re-erected it, cleaned it and placed a flag by it. We have been cleaning all the old veterans grave stones as we find them. We have since found 29 veterans graves and with the help of a local person, we still place flags on all the veterans graves at Longfield in May and maintain them with new flags throughout the year.

In 2012 we co-founded the Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation

( http://allencountyveterans.org )

to establish the "Allen County War Memorial"

The foundation has its' own Find-A-Grave account for its purposes.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&GSvcid=66432&MRid=48382195

While we cannot answer every request to find graves near us: We will accept photo requests for graves in the following Jackson Township Cemeteries:

Bethlehem, Fisher, Desenberg, LaFayette, West Point and Liberty.

We will accept photo requests of "Veterans" graves in all cemeteries in the immediate Lima, Ohio area.

Email your requests directly or post a message to us on this site.

They are not gone until they are forgotten.
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