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Volunteers clean headstones at Fort Bliss cemetery to coincide with 9/11 anniversary

FORT BLISS, Texas -- The headstones at the 80-year-old Fort Bliss cemetery were given a cleaning to coincide with the Sept. 11 anniversary. 'Carry the Load,' a non-profit organization based in Dallas and founded by two former Navy Seals, invited members of the community to clean dirty headstones at Fort Bliss.

"Some of these people just buried here are not actually from here - or they have family members in a different place so they are not able to come upkeep the headstones - so we just wanted to volunteer our time and pay some respect," said volunteer James Johnson, who is a veteran himself.

Tools such as scrub brushes, soap and water, as well as careful hands were used to clean up the headstones. There weren't only veterans who came to clean the cemetery, as a family with three young daughters also volunteered their time for the good deed.

For more information or if you want to volunteer for 'Carry the Load,' click here.

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Katie Frazier

Katie Frazier is an ABC-7 meteorologist and reporter.


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