AG Beshear joins community in Greenwood Cemetery clean-up to honor vets

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Attorney General Andy Beshear joined community leaders and elected officials to honor veterans and help with the Greenwood Cemetery clean-up on Friday.

One day before Veteran's Day, volunteers spent the morning cleaning up a cemetery filled with those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Shedrick Jones is a leader in the National Association for Black Veterans, which helped organize Friday's clean-up.

"Let's not forget that Greenwood is only part of the issue. We've got Schardein Cemetery and Eastern Cemetery. So there are three cemeteries in Jefferson County that's under a radar. That we have started with, the Eagles at Rest, which is the headstone and restoration project for military veterans. Now that doesn't mean we're going to ignore anybody else's headstone, but this is our mission. This is what drove us here," Jones said.

The clean-up was sponsored by YouthBuild Louisville and the National Association for Black Veterans of Louisville in honor of Veteran's Day.

Attorney General Beshear and his wife helped in today's cleanup.

State Senator Gerald Neal, State Representative Reginald Meeks and Councilwoman Jessica Green were also in attendance.

Attendees gathered at New Covenant Baptist Church.

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