Crew Restoring Nation’s Second-Oldest Military Cemetery At Baxter Springs, Kansas

Posted by admin on Jul 17, 2013

When he arrived in his pickup Tuesday morning, Jimmy Morton was happy to see someone digging up headstones at the Baxter Springs National Cemetery No. 2 Soldiers’ Lot.

As he walked between the rows, Morton, public works director for Baxter Springs, said, “It’s time for this to get done.” Morton was referring not to vandalism, but to a federally approved project that, when complete, will give those buried at the second-oldest military cemetery in the nation the respect they deserve, he said.

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