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Mission Continues 1st Platoon Phoenix restoring grave markers

Staff Report~ 9/3/2014

PHOENIX – Join The Mission Continues 1st Platoon Phoenix and Mission: Restore Bronze in serving together for a 9/11 Day of Service. The volunteers will be working to restore the now unreadable bronze grave markers of veterans laid to rest at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery.

The volunteer work begins at 8 a.m. at the cemetery at 23029 North Cave Creek Rd., in Phoenix. The work will continue through early afternoon. Workers will be using bronze clean-up on each bronze marker, as time allows. The more volunteers, the more markers will get cleaned!

In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, inspiring volunteers across the country in reclaiming the legacy of 9/11 by serving communities and solving the challenges communities face. Thanks to the strong support of tens of thousands of nonprofits, employers, faith organizations, schools, and other organizations around the nation, 9/11 is now this nation’s largest day of charitable engagement. Last year, a record 35 million people observed 9/11 by performing good deeds and engaging in service activities that help others.

For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, see www.missionrestorebronze.eventbrite.com or www.facebook.com/events/1486351601617720. Supplies to help clean bronze markers can be donated; email Platoon Leader Rachel Gutierrez: rgutierrez@missioncontinues.org.