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Tahoma National Cemetery supporters raising money for stolen plaques

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Jan. 6, 2011 at 11:14 am |
January 6, 2011 11:14 am

Veterans upset by the November theft of 11 memorial plaques from the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent are raising money to replace them.

The brass plaques along a memorial walkway gave cemetery visitors a chance to learn a little about the units in which deceased veterans served, such as the 10th Mountain Division. They were donated to the cemetery by service groups.

“They were trying to leave a little piece of history for their grandkids,” said cemetery director Jim Trimbo.

He estimated that the plaques would cost $20,000 to replace. He said it would cost at least $3,000 to install them if police recover the plaques.

The Tahoma National Cemetery Support Group is leading the fundraising drive. People with questions can call Trimbo at 425-413-9614.

Donations can be sent to:

The T.N.C. Support Group

C/O Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 S.E. 240th St.

Kent, WA 98042-4868

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