Group claims Muskego is dishonoring veterans

Posted at 10:00 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 13:39:34-04

MUSKEGO -- A Civil War group claims the City of Muskego is dishonoring its own veterans.

They believe controlled burns at the Luther Park Cemetery off a quiet road on Highway OO are leaving scorch marks on the soldiers' grave stones.

Muskego's Forester Tom Zagar tells TODAY'S TMJ4 prairie grass is growing the same as it was the day two Civil War soldiers were buried.

He showed us the natural prairie flowers used to seed our state parks.

Jeffrey Graf, a member of 'The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War' says it is more important to protect our former soldiers than plants.

"Their resting places are degraded, are desecrated, and it just bothers me to no end," said Jeffrey Graf, Camp Commander of the Col. Hans C. Heg Camp 15 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

This is not something that just fell into disrepair and is being neglected," said Tom Zagar, Muskego's Forester.

Both Graf and Muskego's forester exchanged letters about the Luther Park Cemetery. Graf tells us what he plans next is to talk to each alderman in person about this.