YWCA York provides tombstones for unmarked veterans’ cemeteries

YORK, Pennsylvania (WHTM) — Hometown Heroes Monday honors veterans who have gone unnoticed for years.

Leaders in the community plan to distribute headstones to unmarked graves, many of which are of veterans of color.

This event, MLK National Service Day, brought volunteers to Lebanon Cemetery in York. Unmarked graves will have headstones, and old graves will be safely cleaned.

said Kim Barassi, CEO of YWCA York.

Other local cemeteries to receive new headstones and clean headstones include Midland Cemetery in Stilton and Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg.