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Volunteers needed for Vicksburg National Cemetery headstone cleaning event



Vicksburg National Military Park road
Vicksburg National Military Park road (photo courtesy VNMP)

On Apr. 23, Vicksburg National Military Park will be conducting a major cleaning of headstones at Vicksburg National Cemetery. Volunteers are needed to help honor the final resting place of over 18,000 veterans. Working alongside National Park Service  preservation staff and park rangers, volunteers will utilize a special cleaning solution to return each historic veteran headstone to its brilliant white color in time for Memorial Day. This is the park’s signature event to celebrate the National Park Service’s National Park Week.

Date: Saturday, Apr. 23

Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided.

To volunteer, please register via the following forms according to age at time of event. If registering as a family or group, each person attending will need to fill out their own form:

18 and Older –

Under 18 –


Registration deadline: Apr. 13.

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