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Good Cemetarian: Man Spends Sundays Polishing Veteran Graves

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

A good Samaritan, or should I say cemetarian, spends his Sundays polishing the gravesites of U.S. veterans.  He tends the neglected graves but does not seek recognition for it.

Andrew Lumish, 46-years-old, has his own cleaning service, and spends his day of rest scouring away the grit on the weathered tombstones of our long gone military heroes.

How respectful and sweet! He did not want people to praise him, but simply wanted to make sure veterans’ tombstones were getting the care that they deserve. He said, ” Something bothered me. Their final resting places were total disasters. They’d been neglected from the time they’d been buried.”

He told CBS News:

If [people] can’t read it at all, they can’t celebrate it, they can’t honour 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.

At this point, Lumish has polished over 300 graves! We need more kind hearted people in this world like him!

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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