Citizen Groundskeeper: The government may be shut down, but the American spirit is still alive!
While the government may be shut-down, leaving grounds keeping and trash collection unattended to, there is one American with the spirit to make things happen.
Chain-saw sculptor, Chris Cox, pushes a lawn mower, a leaf blower, a bucket and a bag along with a South Carolina state flag on his squeaky metal dolly. He believes that just because our government can’t get things done doesn’t mean the American people should leave our great memorials unattended.
Refreshingly, the actions of this man were not at all related to political affiliation. He was just doing what he thought was right, and looking to inspire people to get out and make a difference.45-year-old Cox said he was approached by police who insisted that he pack up and leave, but not before he’d already spent several days cleaning up, mowing and leaf blowing the lawn of the Lincoln Memorial and around the Reflecting Pool.
Cox said, “The [Lincoln Memorial] behind me serves as a moral compass, not only for our country, but for the world. And over my dead body are we going to find trash pouring out of these trash cans. At the end of the day, we are the stewards of these buildings that are memorials.”
Adding further encouragement, Cox also said, “I want to encourage my friends and fellow Americans to go to their parks and show up with trash bag and rake. Show up with a good attitude and firm handshake for the U.S. Park Service.”
Source: Washington Post