Mobile County principals help clean historic cemetery

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A history lesson, a lesson in public service, and an example for the students they educate. 80 principals from Mobile County Public Schools, along with about 20 members of the school district’s central office, spent part of Thursday helping clean up the historic Oaklawn Cemetery. Veterans from many U.S. conflicts are buried at the cemetery which has fallen in many ways into disrepair.

Every week veterans and others work to help keep the cemetery in as much order as possible. Thursday’s volunteers worked with the Mobile Bay Keepers to help make a dent in the never-ending effort to honor those buried there including veterans.

They also extended their cleanup efforts to McKemie Place, Home of Grace, and Light of the Village.


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