Instead of spending his one day off resting, a Florida man spends almost every Sunday scrubbing and cleaning veterans’ tombstones.
Andrew Lumish, an owner of a cleaning service, takes a bucket, scrubs and cleaning products to spend up to ten hours wiping away the time on tombstones in cemeteries around Tampa, Florida.
Lumish, 46, has made it his life’s mission to restore forgotten and decaying headstones of military veterans in order to honor the contributions they have made to their country.
A particularly aged tombstone can take up to four months to fully clean and Lumish takes the time in between to learn about the person, in order to bring their memory and resting place back to life.
So far, Lumish has spruced up more than 300 gravestones before the end of 2015, reported the Tampa Bay Times.
He got his start photographing historic graves and noticed several inscriptions noted the person’s military service.
The man told the Tampa Bay Times in late 2015: ‘Something bothered me. Their final resting places were total disasters.
‘They’d been neglected from the time they’d been buried.’