The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution awarded Ganesh Ganpat, Parks and Recreation Supervisor and John Woolson, Cemetery Operations Supervisor for the City of Des Moines and the staff workers at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines a Certificate of Appreciation on October 5, 2016.
The certificate was given for their efforts in planning and leading a project of over 100 volunteers to clean and raise sunken veteran’s flat gravestones in Laurel Hill and Glendale Cemeteries in Des Moines.
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In all the pilot program cleaned over 1000 stones at Laurel Hill and re-set over 2425 stones at Glendale. Future plans call for re-setting even more stones at both cemeteries.
Photo from left to right- Ganesh Ganpat, Parks and Recreation Supervisor, Mike Rowley President Central Iowa Chapter, SAR and John Woolson, Cemetery Operations Supervisor for the City of Des Moines.