Photo: A veteran memorial-keeper

Photo by Jimmy Swindler
Photo by Jimmy Swindler

Seven years ago, Rappahannock citizen Jim Swindler successfully led a drive to erect a memorial to our veterans in the Sperryville cemetery. Although Swindler passed away four years ago, his wife Phyllis continues to maintain the memorial, updating the decorations throughout the year, often with help from her children and grandchildren.

This past weekend, she added flags and flowers to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. “Compared to all the sacrifices most of our veterans and their families have made, this seems like a very small thing to do in return,” she explained.

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