Memorial Day is just around the corner and in the past the County Veterans Service Office would make an annual purchase of $2,000 for Grave Marker Flags which was in addition to the required purchase of the Bronze/Aluminum Flag Holders and flags that are a one-time issue to the deceased veteran’s family.
The average Flag Holder cost around $35.95 not including shipping and handling so as you can see with the amount of Veterans that pass away annually this office already pays quite a lot of money and this does not even include the money that we pay for Veterans Care of Graves.
The recent change to the WDVA Grant has put me in a position to choose to either fund the Grave Marker Flag Fund or the Needy Veterans Grant Fund and I have chosen to fund the Needy Veterans Grant Fund.
I have discussed a plan of action with the Veterans Service Commission of Adams County and the Chairman Scott Colburn is in the process off contacting the cemetery officials.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Stephen J. Dykes
Adams County Veterans Service Officer
P.O. Box 474
Friendship, WI 53934
Phone: (608) 339-4221/4398
Fax: (608) 339-4574
Bulletin CVSO 1034.pdf