Monday, April 12, 2010

Guidelines For Veterans Memorial Discussed

A policy that's always been in place, but has never been put in writing, may soon be made official. County executive Kim Blaylock says it concerns who is eligible to have their name inscribed onto the monument of Fallen Heroes of Putnam County, located on the courthouse lawn. Blaylock says the practice has always been that those names were of veterans who were killed in action, but she says it's not actually written down anywhere. The issue came up after some local residents asked about having their loved ones added to the monument. After looking into the matter, the Putnam County Veterans Organization found that the requests were coming in for individuals not killed in action. The county commission will take up the matter next week.