Erroneous headstones piling up at Westfield cemetery

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – At least twice each year, veterans’ headstones are discovered to contain mistakes in the inscriptions. When that happens, they have to be replaced with headstones having the correct information.

Many of these veterans’ headstones end up near the St. Mary’s Cemetery garage in Westfield. A foreman told 22News that when the government agency discovers inaccurate information, they replace the headstone, and then set the incorrect one aside by the garage.

A few of those that needed replacement date back as far as 20 years.

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