DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — Volunteers with Clean Bread and Cheese Creek spent the day collecting trash at Dundalk’s War of 1812 monuments on Saturday. It’s an entirely volunteer-based community cleanup group.
The Dundalk cleanup is a yearly tradition for the group to honor Americans who lost their lives in the war.READ MORE: 'Extreme Couponers' In Virginia Sent To Prison In $31.8 Million Fraud Scheme
“They sacrificed their lives so we could enjoy the lives we have today and the least thing we can do is honor their memory is keeping safe and clean the places established for others to go and reflect the sacrifice they gave,” said John Long, a member of the group.
The cleanup group met at Battle Acre Park and then moved to North Point Battlefield Park and the Methodist Meeting House Monument.READ MORE: Growing Number Of Covid Deaths Among Vaccinated In Maryland Linked to Diabetes; Hogan Pushes Booster Shots As State Prepares To Vaccinate Children
Together, they picked up trash, put down natural weed killer, and replaced flags.
“We’re replacing the flags with new ones and we try to make the place inviting for people to visit,” said Long.
The group says they do about 11 cleanups per year. The last event they had, they collected about 70 bags full of trash.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Laurel
“Valor has no expiration,” said Long. “It doesn’t matter if somebody died defending our country 10 days ago or a thousand years ago, they should still be honored.”