COLUMBIA CITY — For multiple years, local veteran Gary Bird, along with others from the American Legion and VFW, have been putting flags next to the headstones of those military men buried in Whitley County. While doing this, Bird began to notice several of these headstones were in various states of disrepair – some were leaning, others were broken and dirty. He decided to do something about it.

He got in touch with Berne’s Legion group who had started a project to clean and repair the markers at veteran’s graves and, taking their lead, Bird brought this program to Whitley County.

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