In Their Memory - Man Cleans Tombstones Every Week On His Day-Off To Honor War Veterans

In Their Memory - Man Cleans Tombstones Every Week On His Day-Off To Honor War Veterans

What do you do when when you’ve only got one full day-off a week?

Most of us might say, sleep, of course! There are others who use this time by going out to catch up with friends, while some stay in to binge-watch movies or do house chores they’ve put-off for the week.

You might even go on a spa or parlor day, go get a massage - anything to treat and pamper yourself after a long tiring week at work.

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

KAMI came across this story on boredombash.com of Andrew Lumish from Tampa, Florida, and how he chooses to spend his days-off will blow you away!

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Andrew Lumish is a specialty cleaner. He only gets a day off work a week, during Sundays. And every Sunday he heads down to his local cemetery.

To pay his visits to late relatives or friends, maybe?

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

Day-Off Spent Tombstone Cleaning and Restoring

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He cleans tombstones!

Of War Veterans, people he’s never met, who probably died years before he was even born.

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

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“Something bothered me about it,” he says. “Their final resting places were total disasters. They’d been neglected from the time they’d been buried. If people can’t read it at all, they can’t celebrate it, they can’t honor that person, they can’t appreciate that person.”

“Whereas if you properly restore the monuments, you can begin an entire conversation, and potentially – in a figurative sense – bring that person back to life. Some of these guys, who some consider heroes, would leave their wife for another woman, and leave six kids. It’s a war hero who won a medal of honor for serving in the Civil War and was thrown in jail for not paying child support… It’s like the Real Housewives of 1985.”

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

Before & After Photos - Just Some of the Tombstones Restored by Andrew Lumish

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According to Andrew, the tombstones showed years of neglect. They were moss-covered and dirty, clearly unkempt. This is what prompted him to do this noble act on his own prerogative, his way of giving honor to these War Veterans.

With his level of dedication and passion, we can’t help but be in awe of Andrew. Check out his inspiring story below!

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Got similar, heartwarming, or interesting stories, photos or videos? Please share it with us!

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

Day-Off Tombstone Cleaning and Restoration

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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