Mission: Restore Bronze



A nationwide initiative of  volunteers that restore the luster to tarnished and neglected grave markers of military veterans AT NO CHARGE whatsoever to the family.



  Pointman Greg Farino completed this restoration at Ferndale Cemetery in  Riverview, Michigan.

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Want to get involved as a volunteer restoring U.S. military veterans headstones or have a veteran relative buried out-of-state?
Call Tom Pawlak at 310.890.5431. You’ll be put in touch with a ‘Pointman’ in your area.   
Remember, headstones of U.S. military veterans are restored – at no charge whatsoever – to the family.

We utilize a specially formulated wax during the restoration process. This wax is provided to the volunteers at a nominal cost. Those individuals and businesses that become a sponsor help keep the cost of the restoration wax down by their donations to this not-for-profit organization. A donation of $10 helps restore the headstones of two U.S. military veterans – no charge to their families! Call Tom Pawlak at 310.890.5431 to make your donation. Credit cards, PayPal and checks are accepted.  Telephoning in your  donation eliminates exposing your vital financial information over the Internet.

We also also have a specially formulated wax used to restore and maintain the luster of both white wall and black wall tires; this product eliminates the ‘brown tint’ that shows on the sidewalls of tires. The tire wax is sold and the profits keep the cost of the headstone wax at a reasonable figure. 

Those with classic and low-rider show cars marvel at the results they get from applying the tire wax product to their show cars. It’s great on the average cars. Purchase this tire wax and you’ll have show quality appearance on your tires and be helping the volunteers in their commitment to restoring the headstones of our military veterans.
To order either the headstone restoration wax or the tire wax call Tom Pawlak at 310.890.5431 for pricing. Credit cards, PayPal and checks are accepted. Telephoning in your order eliminates exposing your vital financial information over the Internet.

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Mission: Restore Bronze was founded by Tom Pawlak on March 16, 2014. For over 30 years Tom restored a few neglected military veterans bronze grave markers each year without any fanfare. He started with his teenage friend’s marker who was killed in Vietnam, and continued with restorations for soldiers he never knew. 
There are volunteers scattered in parts of 48 states that have been mentored in the restoration process and continue with this patriotic service of restoring the luster to the tarnished headstones of our U.S. military veterans AT NO CHARGE whatsoever to their families.



This website is in memory of Kenneth J. Manderfeld, as well as all our deceased military veterans.