On Sunday morning, volunteers from Team Rubicon, a disaster-relief group comprised of veterans, arrived at Washington's National Mall with trash bags and a mission: to clean up the litter and branches that had accumulated since the government shutdown.
Park services have been suspended since October 1st.
They shared the above group photo on Facebook.
(Image from Imgur)(Image from Imgur)"Thanks so much for all you did this past weekend. We saw you as we made our way between the WWII Memorial to the White House. God bless you for donating your time for such a worthy cause," Jill Neri commented on the photo.
"It made my kids happier too. They didn't want to help out before we went, but after they participated in this today, they 'got it' and felt like they really did something for the greater