Caring for veterans in death

Alabama Veterans Cemetery (WIAT)

[lin_video src=×2&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369629851&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4073049&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369629851 type=script]MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT) – Memorial Day is a time to remember, and few people take that charge more seriously, than the workers at the Alabama National Cemetery.
Cutting grass is more important when you’re doing it for hundreds of heroes.  The 479 acre task is more tribute than tribulation.
Aaron Staab approaches his job as if he’s caring for a major at a golf resort. “I’ve always been a big golfer, so I’ve been big into beautiful landscape areas.”
“Take your time and make sure it’s right, it’s not fair to the family and the veterans that are buried here.”
“It’s the least we can do for everything they’ve done for our country.”
And then, there’s the headstones, signifying this as the final resting place for our country’s bravest.
Mike Robledo is the man charged with etching the names in each one. “Each stone is different, each stone cuts differently. The atmosphere, the water in the air… it makes it blast out. But I just do the best I can.”
Caretaker Roberto Pizarro adds “We always give them the most honors and respect that they deserve, because they fought for our country.”

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