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Braxton-Bragg helps clean veteran headstones at Knoxville National Cemetery

The company has a goal of completing 25 good deeds
to celebrate its 25th anniversary

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Braxton-Bragg employees cleaning headstones at Knoxville National Cemetery; image by Braxton-Bragg

Braxton-Bragg team members participated in an event prior to Memorial Day to clean headstones of fallen veterans at the Knoxville National Cemetery. They did this as part of the company's 25 Good Deeds in 2019 commitment in observance of its 25 years in business. This event was organized by Accord Federal Services, LLC, a local Knoxville company, specializing in the nationwide support of government agencies and their large commercial contractors.

“The headstones in Knoxville National Cemetery were very dirty and growing algae,” said Derek Brodka, Braxton-Bragg Marketing Manager. “The weather was rainy but it was worth it to show our respect to the veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice. The cemetery looks so much better and we were proud to participate in this community event to honor some heroes. A big thanks goes out to Bruce Watson, of Accord Federal Services, for organizing this event.”

Organizers shared the history of the cemetery with the volunteers, then they were given proper instructions on how to clean the headstones and how to properly mark the rows, so that everyone would know which areas of the cemetery were already completed. Volunteers and team members, including Braxton-Bragg employees, were equipped with brushes, buckets, and sprayers that contained a cleaning solution that is biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

“We accomplished a lot more than originally planned, cleaning all of the headstones, and even treating the walls, curbs and the entrance way,” said Watson. “Special thanks to Bill and Greg with Chattanooga National Cemetery, who spent their Saturday bringing the equipment and supplies and keeping everyone stocked with buckets, brushes and backpack sprayers. Finally, thanks also goes out to the local area Subway, Kroger and Food City for donating food and drinks for volunteers to keep them going strong.”

For 25 years Braxton-Bragg’s philosophy has been to offer exceptional products and first-class service to its partners in the stone, tile and concrete industries. For more info, visit and Accord is a government services firm specializing in the nationwide support to government agencies and their large commercial contractors. This service-disabled veteran-owned small business is centrally located in Knoxville.

Published May 30, 2019

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