Flags placed on fallen soldiers' graves at Hillcrest

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Sheri McGuire weeps at the headstone of Army Master Sgt. Richard Hughes Burwell at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta. More than 4,000 flags were placed at the headstones of veterans in advance of honoring them on Memorial Day. American Legion Post 178, volunteers and The Boy Scouts of America helped in the efforts. "He was my surrogate uncle," McGuire said. "I told him all my secrets, the ones I didn't even tell my parents." Burwell died in 2004. 
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Corey Perrine/Staff
Sheri McGuire weeps at the headstone of Army Master Sgt. Richard Hughes Burwell at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta. More than 4,000 flags were placed at the headstones of veterans in advance of honoring them on Memorial Day. American Legion Post 178, volunteers and The Boy Scouts of America helped in the efforts. "He was my surrogate uncle," McGuire said. "I told him all my secrets, the ones I didn't even tell my parents." Burwell died in 2004.
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reader54 05/30/10 - 10:16 am
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May God bless them all.

May God bless them all.

jrbfromga
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jrbfromga 05/30/10 - 03:39 pm
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I do not want to reduce the
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I do not want to reduce the importance of the story, but I do wish that the AC would either get reporters who are local or use editorial oversight to get the facts correct. Hillcrest Memorial Park does not have above-ground markers. Perhaps the picture is from Westover?

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rferland 05/30/10 - 07:56 pm
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The published pictures were

The published pictures were taken at Hillcrest Memorial Park. There is a section dedicated to Veterans. I encourage all area residents to visit our Augusta "Arlington".

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