To the Editor:

I was born and raised in McGill and my parents are buried at the Ely cemetery.

Each year my husband and I take our weeder, spades and other tools to clear out debris, dig out dandelions, etc., at their grave sites.

This year, coming from Reno and heading towards the wonderful Bristlecone Motel, where we love to stay, we were driving past the cemetery and couldn’t help but notice the huge BLM truck and the crews of men working all over the cemetery grounds. It was so heartwarming to see these men working so hard, showing care and concern for those buried there.

They were cleaning out areas that probably have not been looked at in the last 20 years.

Everyone should take the time to go there, walk through the cemetery and take a closer look at what they accomplished.

While we were there we gave a thumbs up and yelled out, “Great job,” which just doesn’t seem enough.

These men should be recognized for the fantastic job they did.

In closing, we want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for the beautiful job you did.

Respectfully, 

Jim and Trula Giovanardi