Coast Guard Volunteers Clean Up City Graveyard

uscg-grave-clean-1.jpg KODIAK, Alaska – Shenita Williams, a Coast Guard spouse, pulls moss and weeds from a grave site Friday at the Kodiak City Cemetery during a beautification project. Kodiak-based Coast Guardsmen, spouses and base employees began an ongoing community service project to restore veterans gravesites by raising head stones, pulling weeds and replacing dilapidated wood crosses. There are more pictures after the jump. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charly Hengen

uscg-grave-clean-2.jpgCoast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jennifer Elliott, left, and Martha Bailey, a Coast Guard employee, both with Base Support Unit Kodiak, fill in a veteran’s gravesite with fill dirt June 10, 2011, at the Kodiak City cemetery after the headstone sank into the ground. Through the efforts of a beautification project, Elliott, Bailey and other Kodiak-based Coast Guardsmen helped restore several gravesites to their original condition by removing moss, weeds and raising headstones.

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Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Joseph Zrelak, a maritime enforcement specialist with Base Support Unit Kodiak, examines his cleanup efforts at a veterans gravesite June 10, 2011, at the Kodiak City cemetery. Zrelak and other Kodiak-based Coast Guardsmen began a beautification project at the cemetery in an effort to restore gravesites to their original condition.

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