Rotary Club of Drumheller recognizes local unsung hero

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The Rotary Club of Drumheller presented the Distinguished Unsung Hero Award, which recognizes individuals who contribute to their community through volunteerism, at their meeting on Monday, November 9.

This year, the award was presented to Eric Dahl, who has volunteered his time over the last several years to maintain the graves of veterans interred at the Drumheller Cemetery.

“Every grave is a page in Drumheller’s history book,” Dahl said during the presentation, adding cleaning is like church for him.

Dahl first started cleaning veterans graves in 2016 and most recently, headed a volunteer project to place flags on the over 400 graves of veterans at the local cemetery.

Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Drumheller Mail