U.S. Government Closed – Human Hearts Open at the Arizona Memorial

This past Monday saw something remarkable at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Visitors Center: scores of military personnel and their families cutting grass and tending the grounds outside the center. Although the center has been closed for the past two weeks due to the United States Government Shutdown, that didn’t stop the grass and weeds from growing. After noticing the disgraceful state of the grounds, U.S. Army medic Josh Stone posted an appeal for help on Facebook Sunday night. Equipped with lawn mowers and other landscaping gear the volunteers arrived Monday for a day of service to our beloved veterans.

Attracting more than 4,000 visitors a day, Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial are not just an important Hawaii attraction but a distinguished tribute to our national heroes. It’s very inspirational to see a group of concerned citizens open their hearts and take action to persevere this place of honor. .

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