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Braille American Flag for Blind Veterans

braillerEAGLE POINT, Ore. — A group of veterans often hidden from the spotlight are being honored in a special dedication ceremony.

The National Cemetery in Eagle Point is revealing a new Braille American Flag for blind veterans. Earlier this summer, a similar ceremony took place at the cemetery in Roseburg.

National Cemetery Director Ted Travers says the new monument does more than simply ring through the senses.

“They’ve not been able to see an American flag for a long time, and with this, you know this program that we’re doing because other medical centers also have these, that now a veteran can remember by touch, what the flag looks like,” said National Cemetery Director Ted Travers.

Today’s ceremony is at 3 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Eagle Point.