Friday, September 12, 2008

The Children's Crusade?

Someone in Billerica is getting a little careless with the decorations placed on veterans' graves. These graves look great from afar, but upon closer inspection, there is a wee problem: they belong to babies.
Most of the decorated graves in Billerica's South Burying Ground bear a black-on-clear sticker that says "VETERAN." I'm guessing that someone with a list of veterans' names and a roll of stickers went around looking for gravestones that matched the list. Later, someone else came through to place flags. Unfortunately, it seems that neither person bothered to read the entire epitaphs.

Either that or Billerica was defended with very tiny muskets.

No comments: