Mailman Spends Memorial Day Weekend Cleaning Forgotten Veteran Headstones

A mailman in North Florida can be seen spending his Sundays cleaning veteran’s headstones. He goes down to run down cememtarys in honor of forgotten vets.

60-year-old Clarence Hollowell was found at the Old City Cemetery in Springfield, Florida. On memorial day weekend, after he cleaned the headstones of 1st Lt. Joseph H. Huau and Capt. S. L. Tibbits, he wrote their names down on a sheet of paper so he can learn more information about them.

Clarence Hollowell served in the U.S. Army and comes from a military family.

Hollowell tells The Florida Times-Union he comes from a military family and served in the U.S. Army. He says cleaning veterans’ graves helps the community and gives him a project.

It takes about two to three weeks to clean the headstones.

Hollowell says he’s cleaned some 600 graves, using a plastic scraper, a soft bristled brush and a special solution he orders online.


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