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Team Rubicon Veterans Volunteer To Clean Up National Mall During Shutdown (PHOTO)

The government shutdown may be persisting, but so is the goodwill of everyday Americans.

Last weekend, an army of volunteers from Team Rubicon, a veteran disaster relief group, spent Sunday morning cleaning up DC's National Mall, where park services have been suspended.

The citizen clean-up movement is said to have been inspired by the work of one man, Chris Cox, who took his lawnmower to the Lincoln Memorial to ensure its upkeep while Park Service employees were furloughed.

During last weekend's clean-up, volunteers came across Cox himself, who has become something of a celebrity for his actions.

Jacob798, the Reddit user who posted the image above (pictured in yellow), wrote, "None of us would have been there if it weren't for him."

Via Reddit

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