May Service Project: Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Cleanup


Here we stand next to a couple of the volunteers from the Bremerton VFW Post, some community members, and members of Team RWB Kitsap. It was great to see people from all different parts of our Kitsap community come to help clean up the Memorial site.

Here we stand next to a couple of the volunteers from the Bremerton VFW Post, some community members, and members of Team RWB Kitsap. It was great to see people from all different parts of our Kitsap community come to help clean up the Memorial site.

We were very honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this cleanup effort. Thank you to all of the volunteers that spent their Saturday afternoon honoring those that we lost that day by cleaning the memorial, and landscaping the surrounding area. It was great to see so many veterans and community members from all different walks of life, and organizations coming together and working to improve our community.

Photos below of volunteers from the Bremerton VFW Post, LRS, and Team RWB Kitsap

Volunteers clear the bark of weeds and other brush

Volunteers clear the bark of weeds and other brush

Volunteers scrub the memorial site with soapy water to remove any build up.

Volunteers scrub the memorial site with soapy water to remove any build up.

Volunteers clearing the bark around the memorial of any weeds and brush

Volunteers clearing the bark around the memorial of any weeds and brush

Volunteer, Emily clears the back berm of overgrowth

Volunteer, Emily clears the back berm of overgrowth

LRS COO, Daniel Jose works to clear out and edge a tree circle for one of the many surrounding trees

LRS COO, Daniel Jose works to clear out and edge a tree circle for one of the many surrounding trees

The plaque of recognition at the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial site

The plaque of recognition at the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial site

Beams from the World Trade Center stand at the Bremerton Evergreen Park to remind us the tragedy that happen on that day, and to honor the lives lost.

Beams from the World Trade Center stand at the Bremerton Evergreen Park to remind us the tragedy that happen on that day, and to honor the lives lost.

Volunteers retire the colors, to be replaced with a new flag.

Volunteers retire the colors, to be replaced with a new flag.

One of the VFW Post members and LRS Executive Director, Sean retire and fold the colors

One of the VFW Post members and LRS Executive Director, Sean retire and fold the colors

Bremerton VFW Post member and LRS Executive Director finish the last fold on the colors

Bremerton VFW Post member and LRS Executive Director finish the last fold on the colors

Work stopped for the retiring of the colors. Here all the volunteers stand and show respect as the new flag is flown.

Work stopped for the retiring of the colors. Here all the volunteers stand and show respect as the new flag is flown.

This site is stands to honor the memory of those that were lost that fateful day, and we are very honored to of been part of the cleanup effort to show our respects to those lives lost. It was a humbling experience to stand before those beams and to wash clear brush and wash away the grime that had build upon them. We were even more humbled to see other members of the community come together to work as a team to complete the task. We may be from different organizations, but we are all one big veteran family.