MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – Wednesday will be a busy day at veterans’ cemeteries all across the country. Hundreds of tree experts will be volunteering their time, making sure our nation’s heroes have a final resting place befitting their sacrifice. That is what it’s called “Saluting Branches”. Kind of a play on words, they are saluting the various branches of the military and the men and women who served in them and they are doing so by pruning and cleaning the branches and trees of the nation’s veterans cemeteries. If you’ve never heard of it, well, neither had I until yesterday. This is the 4th year it is happening. Professional arborists will bring in their bucket trucks and trim dead branches, cut down dead trees and, well, spruce up the final resting place for so many of our country’s heroes. It is all volunteer. Christopher Eustis from Woodbridge Estate Care wrote to us and said he was pleasantly surprised at how many of his colleagues and co-workers donated their time and effort last year. He writes it was an impressive sight as heavy equipment from several different tree companies snaked its way through the cemetery. He makes it clear, it’s not about the companies, or the volunteers, and not about why so many of our nation’s vet cemeteries are not properly maintained. It’s about taking action to fix the problem. This is happening at 53 different cemeteries around the country. The only one in Connecticut is the one in Middletown.