As the historian and graves registration chairman of Corvallis Post #91, The American Legion, Department of Montana, I want to apologize for the lack of attention to detail during the flag placement on veteran’s graves at the Corvallis Cemetery. I also want to apologize for the names that were not mentioned during the post’s memorial ceremony at the cemetery this past Memorial Day.
I am in charge of both of these activities and I am responsible for everything that happens and fails to happen with them.
Memorial Day is very special day for those of us who served, because it is when we remember those veterans who have died. I failed to uphold our expectations in 2014 and for that I am deeply sorry.
We have already implemented new procedures, such as an additional data backup system, that will immediately fix some problems. Other problems are just a lack of focus and we will strive to correct that as well.
To my fellow veterans and veteran families again I apologize and we will do better next year.
Corvallis Post #91
The American Legion