My youngest son, a Marine sergeant, is buried in the National Cemetery at Port Hudson, Louisiana. My older
son, also a Marine, plans to be buried there also, as do I and my wife. Last Friday our daughter-in-law died
in Slidell, Louisiana, and her burial will take place on Monday, October 3 at the Port Hudson National
Cemetery. My son was told by the cemetery management that "no burials are allowed on weekends because of
budget cutbacks on overtime for the employees."
We are thus in the dilemma of many family members and friends unable to pay their respects to our loved one
--- simply because our government decided to save money by creating a severe and painful hardship on veterans
and their loved ones! Those relatives and friends cannot be there on Monday, October 3 because of family job
and school requirements.
[Posted by Stan Hadden on September 28, 2005]