As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Patricia Cates has a soft spot for her comrades in arms. So when she discovered the overgrown graves of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers at Mount Paran Cemetery in New Market, Ala., she knew she couldn't rest until the site was restored to its proper, respectful condition. "It just cannot be lost," says Cates, who is working toward her bachelor's degree in history at UAH. "When you walk through the cemetery, you walk back in time. It's amazing."