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Policy ends enhancement of Punchbowl inscriptions

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 11, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: I have several close relatives buried at Punchbowl, including my brother. It's now been more than a year since we placed his urn in a niche, and we are still waiting for his engraved name to be inked in so that we can find his burial site and see his name. I complained to the director of the cemetery in July, and he assured me that every niche that wasn't marked would be marked but that they had run out of money. I said that every plaque there should be inked, otherwise it's not fair to all the veterans buried there. When will this be done, not only for my brother, but for everyone else there?</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: There are no plans to add Lithochrome (ink/paint) on niche covers, based on a new national policy that took effect last year.</p>
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Question: I have several close relatives buried at Punchbowl, including my brother. It's now been more than a year since we placed his urn in a niche, and we are still waiting for his engraved name to be inked in so that we can find his burial site and see his name. I complained to the director of the cemetery in July, and he assured me that every niche that wasn't marked would be marked but that they had run out of money. I said that every plaque there should be inked, otherwise it's not fair to all the veterans buried there. When will this be done, not only for my brother, but for everyone else there?

Answer: There are no plans to add Lithochrome (ink/paint) on niche covers, based on a new national policy that took effect last year. Login for more...



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