Honoring the fallen

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Robert Nesbitt cleans off a headstone with members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 at the Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Derek Kawamoto cleans a headstone at Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 took the morning to clean the headstones at the two veterans’ cemeteries in Hilo to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Steven Angay cleans off a headstone with other members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 at the Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 clean hundreds of headstones at the Veterans Cemetery No. 1 in Hilo on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 took Thursday morning to begin cleaning thousands of headstones inside the two veterans cemeteries in Hilo as a way to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.