L to R - Penny Fanning, Laura Jones, Jeff Seagraves (Mortgage Investors Group) and Connie Brodish clean head stones at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Photo by Rob Howard.

Over 60 Keller Williams’ real estate agents participated in Red Day, a nationwide day of community service sponsored by Keller Williams International, on May 10.

Each year, Keller Williams Realty offices across the county are asked to select a project where agents can give back to the communities that support their careers in real estate.  The Red Day theme comes from a simple three word phrase; Renew, Energize, and Donate.  For the second year, Knoxville agents cleaned the grounds and head stones at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery located on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville.  Over 5400 head stones were brushed and washed over the course of eight hours by the local agents.

“We like the idea of cleaning the cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.  It’s a project that touches a lot of people in the Knoxville area.  Our people quickly realize the gravity of the sacrifices made by those who are buried there.  It is rewarding to give something back to those who helped secure the freedoms we enjoy every day.  Red Day and our work at the East Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery supports our vision to have lives worth living, careers worth having, and businesses worth owning,” said Chuck Fethe, Red Day Project Leader.  Event sponsors included Concord Title, Mortgage Investor’s Group, Statewide Pest Control, and Bentley’ Home Inspections.