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Students honor veterans, clean cemetery for Earth Day

Students volunteered time cleaning up Phillips Cemetery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Students of Florida Coastal School of Law celebrated Earth Day and honored veterans Saturday.

Students volunteered their time cleaning up the Phillips Cemetery.

"We come out here and try to cut the grass," said Brian Hart, of the Military Law Society. "We just try to take care of the cemetery. If branches are down, we try to cut them up and had dead trees from the hurricane we cleaned up."

The Military Law Society at Florida Coastal Law School comes out twice a year to clean up the Phillips Cemetery on St. Augustine Road, which is a place many veterans are buried.

It's often seen as overgrown or unkempt, but the students decided to honor Earth and the vets by picking Saturday to make it look cared for.

"The veterans are being taken care of and, you know, even in their final resting place, someone should be here to support the efforts they gave," Hart said.

Despite it being finals time, the Military Law Society is taking time away from studying to make a difference on Earth Day for those who made a difference in all of our lives: veterans.

"We are all taking time out that we really don't have because it means that much to us," Hart said.

The Military Law Society is a student-run organization focusing on military law, civilian law and international law.

The group is open to every member at Florida Coastal, not just former or active military members.


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