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Memorial Park Cemetery Clean-Up


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The second annual Memorial Park Cemetery Clean-Up will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18.

Volunteers — more than 75 have registered — will be cleaning headstones, distributing flags, and picking up trash. The Parks and Recreation Department will provide all supplies.

A ceremony honoring those laid to rest in the cemetery is expected to take place at 9 a.m.

Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 1,000 veterans. The cemetery, which has the only known Florida Negro World War Veterans Memorial, was established in the early 1900s. The City of Tampa purchased Memorial Park in May 2023.

The event is organized by Vietnam Veterans of America, Military Order of the World Wars, the International Association of Firefighters, Friends of the Belmont Heights Memorial Park Cemetery, The Cemetery Society, and the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation.