Bowling Green Man Serves by Marking Graves

By: Courtney Lassiter Email
By: Courtney Lassiter Email

When you think of the name Steven King you think of horror novels, but to many families and ancestors of buried soldiers in Warren County, Steven King is the man that's giving a face and a name to each headstone.

King is no doubt celebrating this holiday, but everyday is Memorial Day for him as he tries year round to make sure no soldier is forgotten.

"It's pretty hard work," King said. "It's just worth it, a lot of these Veterans are forgotten about and we need to find them."

King is a historian and can name off hand all the soldiers he's marked since the 1980s. He knows who they married, how they died and where they lived.

"It's literally impossible to get every one, but all we can do is try," King said. "I feel like this is my way of serving."

King said he signed up for the draft in the 70s, but by the time he graduated, the Vietnam War ended.

"There will come a day when I hope that someone will think of me to mark my grave," King said.

For information on Memorial Day, such as ways to observe, be sure to click here and to learn more on the history of Memorial Day, check out www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html.


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