Veteran Cleaned Thousands of Military Headstones for Memorial Day

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This past Memorial Day weekend, Millions of Americans across the country found their own unique way to remember and honor the fallen.

For weeks now, Jordan Houghton and others from the American Legion Post 206 in Seattle have spent their free time cleaning the headstones of veterans at the Evergreen Washelli Cemetery.  Jordan, who's worked hours trying to scrub the decades' worth of dirt and grime from the headstones, said every person buried in the cemetery "has a story" and he's picked up little pieces of each veteran's life.  

He said he'd found an Irish doctor who'd served as a commander as well as a World War I nurse corps lieutenant, who, he said, was likely one of the first females ever to serve in the Army.

During his visits, he's also gotten a chance to meet with military families. He said that while he and others have cleaned about a couple thousand headstones, a few thousand still remain.  It's Americans like Jordan who continue to give hope & inspire the rest of us!  

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