Sunday, May 29, 2016

Service Project - Manila American Cemetery 5-30-2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, the Senior couples and President and.       
Sister Tye got up at 4AM and traveled to the Manila American Cemetery to help place flags on all the graves. (There are 17,097 graves there) 
We were some of the first there. It looked like an overwhelming task, but in a hour or so, there were volunteers everywhere. The job was done in no time. 
I have been here before. My heart is moved each time I have entered the Mermorial Park. We owe so much to these and others like them. I feel a deep since of gratitude for what they have done for us. They all have families that mourned their loss. They all had lives to live. But they put it all on the line when it was necessary.
God bless America. God bless these who made the alremate sacrifice.

From left to right. Elder and Sister Simon, Elder and Sister Broadbent, Elder and Sister Harvey, President and Sister Tye, Elder and Sister Petersen, Elder and Sister Laws.

We placed an American and a Filipino flag on every grave. 

We found this headstone for Dennis J Peterson. Spelled "on", not "en".

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