National Cemetery Act of Kindness
On Friday May 24th , 15 Crafton Tull staff members and several of their family members had the honor of gathering at the Veteran’s National Cemetery in Little Rock to donate their time, landscaping expertise, and materials to beautify the entrance of this historical site. This event was coordinated in large part by Brad Peterson, Helen Fundyler, and Ruth Etchieson. Because of the Memorial Day Holiday the cemetery was set to have more visitors that weekend than any other time in the year, so this particular 50/50 Act of Kindness could not have come at a better time. They had recently completed a project to install new turf throughout the interior of the cemetery, but the landscaping at the main entrance still deserved attention. We provided plant materials and labor to spruce up this area.
In addition to Crafton Tull staff members and their families, the Department of Veterans Affairs sent their regional Cemetery Director, Raymond Miller, from Memphis for the event. He was able to provide details and history to help all to understand the importance of visiting these sites. As he pointed out, these monuments belong to the tax payers and should be kept up to a standard that would make them proud.
Those who participated did excellent work in a relatively short amount of time; further demonstrating the commitment to teamwork that helped put Crafton Tull in a position to celebrate 50 years in business.
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