Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
Caretakers maintain the graves at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Grave sites are cleaned and maintained by cemetery caretakers at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Dec. 18, 2014, in Honolulu. Many of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific’s caretakers are military veterans. Seventeen veteran caretakers are responsible for the upkeep of 112.5 acres of land that serves as the resting place for 55,000 individuals interred. They also ensure the preservation of the memorials at the Honolulu Memorial’s Courts of the Missing. The memorials honor 18,096 veterans who served in World War II, 8,200 veterans who served in the Korean War, and 2,504 veterans who served in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

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Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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