Volunteers interested in cleaning headstones at national cemeteries can sign up for the National Day of Service event to be held in 65 locations Sept. 10.
Most events begin at 10 a.m., with the exception of Quantico, Alexandria, Culpeper and Baltimore National Cemeteries, which begin at 9 a.m.
Upon arrival at the national cemetery, volunteers are asked to assemble at the main flagpole for a brief ceremony followed by instructions about national cemetery protocols and headstone cleaning.
A special feature to the event is the ability for volunteers to post tributes and photos on VA’s Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM).
Story credit: US Department of Veterans Affairs Newsletter; https://www.va.gov/