Tulsa World Newspaper covering the shining honor project

New nonprofit spruces up military graves, providing work for disabled Tulsans – TulsaWorld

The bronze marker of late Army Sgt. George Roger Simmons is looking better than it has in a long time.

David Tygart made sure of that last week, during one of his visits to Memorial Park Cemetery.

Seeing the tombstone of the World War II veteran — which he cleaned with a brush and special solution — made Tygart think of his own father’s service.

“My dad served 18 years in the Navy,” he said proudly. “We moved around a lot.”

“I wish I could serve my country,” he added.

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