With Veterans’ Day coming up, some sixth graders got together to clean up Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls in preparation for the holiday.
The class was from Holy Rosary Catholic School and it went to the cemetery early Friday afternoon to clean up leaves from the grounds. The entire school has each grade in charge of one service project a month, based on the church’s Corporal Works of Mercy. The Works of Mercy this class was exhibiting is called “Bury the Dead.”
“We’re not really burying the dead, we’re just raking up the leaves for them and serving them,” said student Cody Jensen.
“I think our city needs it and we can also do an extra helping hand for people and its kind of a nice thing to do and I think it’s fun because I like doing stuff like this,” said student Paige Prairie.
The other five Corporal Works of Mercy feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, harbor the harborless/shelter the homeless, visit the sick, and ransom the captive/visit the imprisoned.