Blue Star Mothers organize cleanup day at Baton Rouge National Cemetery

Veteran cemetery cleanup organized by Blue Star Mothers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A little rainy weather didn’t stop folks from helping clean up the Baton Rouge National Cemetery Saturday morning.

Dozens of volunteers showed up to help remove wreaths from grave sites. The wreaths were placed in the cemetery back in December in observance of National Wreaths Across America Day. The annual celebration helps to remember and honor fallen veterans. Blue Star Mothers helped organize the event.

“Our children are serving and after they’ve served their time, somebody else will have to follow in their footsteps, just like our men and women. They had people that they followed. We want to encourage the young ones to see. We had a lot of youth groups helping those that are probably going to enlist in some point in their lives. We just wanted to let them know that they too will be remembered and honored when it comes their time to serve,” said Sunny Senft with Blue Star Mothers.

This year, the group had about half the cemetery covered. Their goal for next year’s ceremony is to place a wreath on every grave. If you’d like to help that goal, you can reach out to the Blue Star Mothers.

(Source: WAFB)

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