Michigan Man Cleaned Gravesites on July 4th – The Good News
Love his hat - it says, "Make Sanford Great Again."
And that's exactly what Just Frost is trying to do because Sanford has had a rough year. Rougher than most. For the majority of us, the pandemic has been the toughest obstacle for us to overcome. However, for folks in mid-Michigan, you can add on a historic, devastating flood from a dam breach to their list of 2020 problems.
Mr. Frost took his free time on the 4th of July to clean up a cemetery in Sanford, which was heavily hit by the flooding in late May. He had previously taken an interest in cemeteries when he was trying to trace his lineage, and when he arrived at the Jerome Township cemetery, he was shocked at the condition it was in.
With overgrown grass, weeds, dirty and toppled over headstones, he had his work cut out for him. He replaced 23 flags on veterans' headstones, got rid of the weeds and cleaned up the place. He has about 60 headstones that still need to be "reset," so the work continues past the 4th of July.
“It’s something near and dear to me to make sure these people have names and stories,” Frost told WNEM.
Very cool of this man to take his free time to do this on a patriotic holiday. It's inevitable that, at some point, we won't have relatives left to take care of our graves, so it's comforting to know that there are still people out there who care.