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Cemetery apologizes for trampled veteran's gravesite

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 20:58:36-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local cemetery cleaned up its act after a family complained that their loved one's grave-site was being disrespected.
Veronica Lopez said her veteran grandfather's grave-site at Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery was trampled by a funeral tent crushing the flowers and flags.
Now the cemetery is apologizing for their actions.
A few days after the story aired on Action 10 News, Memory Gardens put away all tents that were not in use and picked up the flowers and flags.
As a courtesy fresh flowers were placed in her grandfather's vase - Korean War veteran Celestino Cisneros.
A representative from Houston -- who is in charge of Memory Gardens -- called the family and apologized.
Lopez said she was upset with how things were taken care of.
She said her family wasn't asking for much just respect for the deceased and the veterans.
"He called grandma up and apologized for what had been going on because that was unacceptable," Lopez said. "People are not doing their job and taking care of the place. And not only that they are disrespecting the deceased and the families who put them there."
Lopez said the representative from Houston also made a trip to Corpus Christi to personally check on Memory Gardens and its employees.