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Volunteers clean up Navajo veterans cemetery

A group of volunteers from the Navajo Nation are cleaning up the Fort Defiance Veterans Cemetery in Fort Defiance, Arizona, this week.

Earl Milford, a commander of the Fort Defiance and Window Rock's Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 6789, organized the clean up when he noticed poor conditions at some of the grave sites. "Heroes are buried here," he told The Gallup Independent.

One of the volunteers is 20-year-old Tony Lane Lee, who is on leave from the war in Iraq. He has a broken ankle and is on crutches but said he was glad to help. His grandfather is buried in the cemetery.

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A Grave Concern (The Gallup Independent 10/19)