Shipbuilders and their families volunteered to clean veterans’ headstones at Greenlawn Memorial Park ahead of Memorial Day.

VERG Cleans Veterans’ Headstones

Published May 10, 2023

The Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) cleaned marble headstones of veterans at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Saturday, April 29. This is part of the “By Memorial Day” movement in which patriotic volunteers work to clean every veteran headstone in America located outside of national cemeteries.

Volunteers clean a headstone at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Greenlawn Memorial Park has special significance to shipbuilders as Homer L. Ferguson – president of Newport News Shipbuilding from 1915 to 1946 and founder of The Apprentice School – and many of his family members are buried there. VERG members, other NNS volunteers and their families cleaned over 60 headstones to honor those who fought for the freedoms Americans have today.