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Kelly Mulvaney lives in Thurston County, Washington, and has shown her immense appreciation for our military service members. In her town lies The Grand Mound Cemetery which is the final resting place for family, friends, and heroes that have served our country.
In 2020 at the start of the pandemic, she would bring her granddaughter to the cemetery to walk the paths. Then on Memorial Day, when the gravestones had flags placed on them, she noticed a common sight.
“I saw all the military headstones covered in mold and moss and mildew and I’m like those aren’t supposed to look like that,” Mulvaney told KGW8.
One by one, Kelly Mulvaney has been cleaning the grave stones at Grand Mound Cemetery just south of Olympia. So far she’s edged, cleaned and made nearly 600 gravesites look new again.
She’s been dubbed the Rochester Cemetery Cleaning Angel pic.twitter.com/D9EJNVrdEc
— Devon Haskins (@devonhaskins) October 8, 2020
Seeing the headstones of men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country prompted Mulvaney to take action. She gathered up tools and began washing away the years of wear and tear on the headstones, leaving them beautiful for the future.
Mulvaney didn’t stop there. She now runs the Rochester Cemetery Cleaning Angels – a group dedicated to restoring and maintaining the honor of our brave men and women who have died.
A year later, Mulvaney and her volunteers continue to bless so many with once again, beautifying the headstones of The Grand Mound Cemetery.
Thank you Rochester Cemetery Cleaning Angels for all that you do!
Watch more of Mulvaney’s story below.