On Saturday, May 4, members of The Church of Jesus Christ joined with Catholic friends to lay sod, and to perform other landscaping work, at various gravesites throughout Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Approximately 80 volunteers worked over several hours to beautify gravesites for the several hundred individuals who were buried at the cemetery in recent months.
Planned in coordination with Mark Hahn, Volunteer and Parish Relations Coordinator for Catholic Charities, as well as Doug Robinson, Director of Public Affairs for the Littleton Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the activity provided a unique opportunity for volunteers to express their debt of gratitude to the countless veterans buried at Ft. Logan Cemetery, and around the world, who have given their lives in the sacred cause of preserving freedom (including religious freedom) and liberty for all.
At the same time, this service project enabled local Latter-day Saints, Catholics, and other volunteers to strengthen treasured interfaith relations–focusing on the opportunity to collectively strengthen and beautify our community.
Also supporting the event with his family was Mr. Tom Wanzeck, Vice President of Operations for Catholic Charities, who referred to the event as “a unifying experience for Catholic Charities and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!” Brother Robinson added that “it was great to partner with our Catholic friends in a meaningful service activity and we anticipate similar future service activities at Fort Logan.”
On this Memorial Day weekend, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honor those who faithfully and selflessly serve in the armed forces, along with individuals such as the faithful staff at Ft. Logan who thoughtful recognize and honor that devoted service to our country.