our story

 
 
 

It all started when...

Andrew Lumish stumbled upon a historical cemetery in downtown tampa, florida, realized the final resting places of our veterans were forgotten, & decided to do something about it...   

 Photo by: Andrew Lumish, 2015

Photo by: Andrew Lumish, 2015

  Although he is somewhat of a workaholic, Andrew always makes time to stop and appreciate nature’s beauty. He considers himself an “extremely amateur novice yet enthusiastic photographer” but anyone who has the pleasure of viewing his images can see he is far from amateur. Instead, you can see he is a natural and is blessed with an incredible gift...

Although he is somewhat of a workaholic, Andrew always makes time to stop and appreciate nature’s beauty. He considers himself an “extremely amateur novice yet enthusiastic photographer” but anyone who has the pleasure of viewing his images can see he is far from amateur. Instead, you can see he is a natural and is blessed with an incredible gift...

  

... When Andrew stumbled upon a historic cemetery in Tampa, Florida he was initially intrigued by the unique beauty of the old monuments, but soon he realized the final resting place of our veterans were long “forgotten” and he needed to do something.. He began to research proper restoration techniques & Product used at national cemeteries. After restoring a few monuments, he realized this was a calling and made it his life goal to continue on this mission, research their names, and tell their story...

  

 
 
 
 
  ... A few years later in September 2015, Andrew’s friend and ABC Action News anchor Brendan McLaughlin featured his inspiring story and dubbed him  “The Good Cemeterian” . The  video  went viral having more than 12 million Shares a week after the segment aired. Hundreds wanted to know how they, too, could safely and properly do the same in their communities... 

... A few years later in September 2015, Andrew’s friend and ABC Action News anchor Brendan McLaughlin featured his inspiring story and dubbed him “The Good Cemeterian”. The video went viral having more than 12 million Shares a week after the segment aired. Hundreds wanted to know how they, too, could safely and properly do the same in their communities... 

TGC; Preserving History

...To this day, Over 800 lives have been remembered in the Tampa area. The story of "The Good Cemeterian" has been featured on stations such as NBC, FOX, and CBS.  Andrew, with the assistance of Jen Armbruster, who researches and writes the stories for The Good Cemeterian Facebook page, founded a non-profit organization called The Good Cemeterian Historical Preservation Project based on their mission: to restore and honor the past through inspiration and education. Their organization supports numerous vetted military organizations both locally and nationally... Andrew's son, Tyler, is also part of the cause and designs the graphic art for their page & fundraisers... 

  ... Since starting their unique journey together, The Good Cemeterian duo has inspired people across the country and now around the world... Their Labor of Love continues to encourage others to find ways to ensure these brave men and women are not forgotten for their sacrifices and service...   By restoring their final resting place and telling their story.., The Good Cemeterian historical preservation project is restoring history- one tombstone at a time.... You can support their mission today by clicking the "donate" button below!

... Since starting their unique journey together, The Good Cemeterian duo has inspired people across the country and now around the world... Their Labor of Love continues to encourage others to find ways to ensure these brave men and women are not forgotten for their sacrifices and service...

 By restoring their final resting place and telling their story.., The Good Cemeterian historical preservation project is restoring history- one tombstone at a time.... You can support their mission today by clicking the "donate" button below!

 
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