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Service Project

Veteran's Day Service Project

November 11, 2017  12:00 PM-04:00 PM

Mission Neighborhoods

Dawson Lunnon Cemetery

5737 Kemp Street
Houston, TX 77023

Event Overview

In partnership with Greater East End Management District, all five platoons will help revitalize Dawson Lunnon Cemetery, located at 5737 Kemp Street, Houston, TX 77023, located near Polk and S. Wayside. In August 2009, the Texas Historical Commission certified Dawson Lunnon Cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery. Buried there, David Edwards, who was born on May 29, 1896 in Galveston and died on July 3, 1950. Mr. David Edwards was an African American who joined the US Army on April 1, 1918 as a Private First Class with the 24th Engineering Company. He served in WWI from June 30, 1918 to July 10, 1919. He was honorably discharged on July 28, 1919. The goals for the project are: 1. Mulching 2. Adding steps to the bayou banks 3. Removing debris from the bayou banks 4. Preventing further erosion 5. Adding benches throughout the cemetery 6. Pruning trees 7. Adding trash cans 8. Removing a tree Here are some interesting links on the history of the cemetery: Dawson Lunnon Cemetery: The Future is Nothing Without The Past – article Find A Grave site – pictures Harris County Historical Commission – Cemetery Preservation

What To Wear

Clothes that can get dirty, closed toe shoes that you can get dirty. A TMC shirt will be provided to you at registration if you do not already have one.

What to Bring

Your energy!

Parking Information

A vacant lot a few feet from the site on Kemp Street.

Inclement Weather

TBD

Houston Platoon

Operation East End Empowerment

Mission

Neighborhoods

Event Contact:  Monique Rodriguez
mrodriguez@combinedarms.us
(832) 275-9710

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