Preparing for Veterans Day
A dozen employees have spent the past month preparing the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island for Veterans Day. It will host the annual ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Operations and maintenance supervisor, Scott Lamb, says he and his staff mow the grass and clean and level the grave stones all year. But in the fall, they also have to pick up leaves in the 66-acre cemetery.
After serving as a Navy Seabee in the 90's, he says the work here is hard, but rewarding.
For tomorrow, 75 American flags will be put up in the National Cemetery and along the road leading to it. And this year, some volunteers will join them.
Kendra Cobb will bring six students from United Township HIgh School.
Lamb says the National Cemetery now has 30,000 graves.
Tomorrow's ceremony begins at 1 pm.