Memory will live on despite theft

To the Editor:

To the person(s) who stole the potted plant and the wrought iron hanger from the Minnesota Veterans State Cemetery. We would like to tell you a little about Bryce and Dorothy Duxbury, whose grave you stole from. You probably didn’t even pay attention to their names.

Dorothy proudly served in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC) and Bryce retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant after 22 years of service. He was a survivor of The Bataan Death March and a POW of the Imperial Japanese Army for three years. Most importantly, they were our parents, who we loved and were very proud of. There is a long history of military service in our family, proudly serving and vowing to protect this country that we love so much.

You may have taken this tribute to our parents but that is all you got. Rest assured, we will purchase a new hanger and plant for Memorial Day, next year. Our hope is that you have a long life and a long time to think about what you did and some day when you face your maker, you can explain your actions to him. — Berry and Lynn Duxbury, Pierz

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