It’s been 15 years and Doug Tebo, chairman of the Oakwood Cemetery Board, is on a mission to identify and locate the family of two little girls who placed flowers at the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the soldier’s statue, which took place July 4, 2006.
Tebo said the two young girls walked up to a staff member with a bouquet of flowers to put on a veteran’s grave. “They were so adorable that a picture of them standing beside the flag pole was taken,” he said. “Unfortunately, the staff member didn’t get their parents’ name or phone number. The mother’s arms of the children can be seen slightly behind them.
Due to their young age, Tebo said they didn’t believe they could legally publish their photo in the newspaper to find them.
Tebo said enough time has passed that the girls are grown.
“We have waited 15 years to print this picture,” Tebo said. “Please help us find these girls.”
Tebo said he has a framed copy of the photo that he would like to give to the family.