In short, this news article is about a number of "misaligned" graves in various VA cemeteries, meaning headstones relaying incorrect information and in some cases people being buried in the wrong graves.
This article caught my eye because I have had a few relatives buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. My first reaction to the article was shock that this sort of thing would happen, but after reading and being persuaded by the pathos argument presented by the VA, my emotions softened. Essentially the VA simply shifted the blame to the maintenance team, but I could sense that there was some care in the fact that they took responsibility for their action and made an effort to right their wrong. There was also a bit of cause and effect in their reasoning; the VA said that the reason some graves were misaligned was because of natural events (soil erosion, etc.) and that the effect was that the maintenance team had to replace some headstones and that in turn was what cause the grave markers to be placed incorrectly. The VA realized that it was improper to have mislabeled graves, and by doing so they implicitly claimed (on the basis of value) that it was good and important that the honor of the veterans be protected.