Clean-Up at Evergreen

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Photo by MARIO G. REYES

Volunteer Lily Lam, a student at Cal State L.A., cleans a headstone at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights on Tuesday. The students, who are members of the Golden Eagle Vets, spent the day clearing brush, debris and trash, as part of their organization’s monthly community service project. According to Laura Shigemitsu, director of the Veterans Affairs office at Cal State L.A., Evergreen was selected because it is the burial site for numerous World War II veterans, including four of the 21 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team: Joe Hayashi, Sadao Munemori, Kiyoshi K. Muranaga and Ted T. Tanouye.

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