KENTON — The farm boys from the heartland — all young enlisted soldiers from the same rural county in northwestern Ohio — found themselves surrounded by enemy snipers deep in the jungle of a little-known battle in the middle of a war. The fight for a Japanese-controlled airstrip in the Solomon Islands of the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago left the Ohio Army National Guard soldiers of the 148th Infantry Regiment’s Company E trapped under fire and out of ammunition, with no water
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Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the air is getting warmer. That’s right— Spring is fast approaching! With any change in the seasons, we here at the Catholic Cemeteries Association are placed with the very important task of maintaining our graves, both old and new. Some common questions we hear involve how long it takes for a grave to settle, what the process entails, and the procedure surrounding new burials. You might be surprised by some of the answers! Keep reading to learn what you should know about grave settling.
1. What is grave settling?
Grave settling is the process of the earth (soil, clay, etc.) surrounding the burial readjusting.
2. How long does is take a grave to settle?
The duration of time it takes for a grave to settle varies greatly on the season, type of burial, and other external factors. However, on average its takes…
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