Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:00a.m.
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Hands Across Time
A community project in partnership with The Spirit of Grand Rapids ™, local Veterans, and community volunteers to clean and restore the headstones of our fallen heroes at the
Veterans Cemetery on the grounds of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
On Saturday, May 9, 2015, The Spirit of Grand Rapids ™, in partnership with local Veterans, will put their hands together with community volunteers to support the "Hands Across Time" project.
Volunteers are needed to donated their time and energy and the work of their hands to honor fallen Veterans by cleaning headstones in the Veteran's Cemetery on the grounds of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505.
The inaugural event kicked off with an opening ceremony led by David Byers, local attorney and founder of "Hands Across Time", and included a flag raising ceremony by the Boy Scouts, the playing of taps by Glenn Jarrell from Bugles Across America, and special remarks by Eric Alderman, Director of Operations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Also in attendance were Michigan State Representatives Rob VerHeulen from the 74th House District and Winnie Brinks from the 76th House District who addressed the volunteers after presenting an award to one of the Boy Scout volunteers from Troop 314.
In appreciation of the volunteers' efforts during the project this year, coffee and donuts will be served in the morning followed by an "All American" cookout at 1:00 p.m. that will include grilled hot dogs, potato chips, fruit and beverages. At the conclusion of the event, all surplus food will be donated immediately afterward to God's Kitchen.