In cemeteries across America, you will see them: headstones blackened by age and the elements. Some are unrecognizable: “They were filled with moss. They were very dirty,” said Andrew Lumish, of Tampa, Fla.
And what troubled him more was many of them belonged to veterans. When Werner asked what disturbed him so much about that, Lumish replied, “They were forgotten. I couldn’t properly thank them. I couldn’t properly understand who they were or what they were about.”