I am writing this letter in support of Brock McPherson’s proposal that the city council allow more time for Memorial Day decorations to remain on graves at the Great Bend City Cemetery. A few years ago, I had the same experience as Mr. McPherson. On the Friday of the weekend one week prior to the Memorial Day weekend, I had placed flowers on the graves of my parents, my brother, both sets of grandparents, and a cousin. Three days later, most of the flowers had been removed. Ironically, some of the flowers that I had placed on the ground were still there while flowers that had been placed in vases attached to the foundation of the headstone had been removed! Like Mr. McPherson, I was told that the flowers had been removed by cemetery staff and thrown away. The next weekend, Memorial Day, I went out to put flowers back on the graves, and it did not appear to me that the grass had even been mowed during the previous week. Another issue I have is that my brothers headstone, which is flat, had to be re-attached to the foundation because apparently the groundskeepers drove over it or slammed into it while mowing! Maybe this can also be addressed by the city council. Thank you.