Two hundred people are buried there. Most of the graves are marked with a simple stone marker like the one you see in this picture. The five combat veterans buried here, including a WWII Army captain, get a flag.
But the most recent stone marker is dated 1998. Six persons have been interred since then, and their graves are decorated only by cheap plastic markers. Two of these appear to have been mangled by lawn mowers beyond recognition, and a name is completely worn off another.
Gracedale administrator Harold Russell, the person who gets the stone markers, tells me he simply hasn't had time and will try to devote more attention to this detail soon. I hope so. Civilized society, even pre-invasion Iraq, respects the dead. Every life, even a person with no family or money, is important. When we don't honor our dead, it's an indication we don't have much respect for the living, either.