Approximately 75 Home Depot associates volunteered to refurbish the Nipsic Cemetery in Glastonbury on Thursday.
They teamed up with the Peter P. Monaco Jr. Detachment 40 Marine Corps League to install a new wood fence, cut brush, rake leaves, plant flowers, power wash a vinyl fence, paint rod iron railings and repair cement pillars.
The event is part of Home Depot’s National Celebration of Service Campaign, where associates volunteer twice a year for projects aimed at improving the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families.
“It means a lot to us because it’s giving back to the veterans for what they’ve sacrificed for us,” said Ed Boice, the store manager of the Home Depot in West Hartford.
Associates from nine nearby Home Depots volunteered.
“It’s a great company to work for and it’s just a great opportunity to help people. For me, it warms my heart to help someone else,” said Lauren Morgan, a store associate at the Home Depot in Enfield.