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TELL ME YOUR STORY: Veterans Cemetery: A sacred place of perpetual remembrance

November 13, 2010

Photo: Martha Smith This handsome monument represents veterans from all five service brances of the military who fought and died for the country in six wars.

EXETER – On a raw and windy Tuesday, David Kirchner makes his rounds of the Rhode Island Memorial Veterans Cemetery, picking up small grave-site flags that have blown over. As director of the cemetery – he started working with the veterans’ program in 1998 – he considers overseeing this hallowed ground a privilege. “I’m very proud to serve, to preserve the dignity of the whole place,” he says. “It is fulfilling and humbling.” For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Standard Times.

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