Rubicon volunteers clean the National Mall

By Meredith Tibbetts | Stars and Stripes | Published: October 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government shutdown is affecting many things, and one of them is trash. Team Rubicon volunteered to alleviate that problem, at least on the National Mall, on Sunday, October 13.

Despite the rain and overcast weather, volunteers and veterans walked along Constitution Avenue and the Mall, picking up litter and, sometimes, branches. 

Their work was noticed by passers-by, some thanking them as they worked and others asking if they could volunteer to help.


Team Rubicon members pick up trash near the corner of Constitution Ave. and 15th St. in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes


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