There are two reasons I wanted to share this photo at this time. First, in honor of Veteran’s Day tomorrow, I wanted to share the stone of a veteran. My uncle Sherman fought in WWII as a member of the 508 Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day (6 Jun 1944) and was injured. He succumbed to those injuries on July 6, 1944.
Second, it is a new stone. Although my uncle Sherman died in 1944 (and his widow in 1999), this tombstone was set just a few weeks ago. Before, it was marked only by his military stone. When Doris passed away, she was cremated and buried with Sherman. No additional stone was erected until now.