Memorial Day tradition

Memorial Day tradition

World War I veteran at Evergreen. My sister and I had the privilege of helping once again place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. The cemetery has veterans from every war, including the Revolutionary War, War of...
A memorable Memorial Day

A memorable Memorial Day

Don’t know why it’s taken me more than a week to write about my Memorial Day experiences, but I’m finally getting around to it. I thought I’d share because it was such an unusual set of circumstances that led to the discovery of some...
Civil War connection to Taps

Civil War connection to Taps

“Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air.” – Oliver Willcox Norton What is just 24 notes long; takes 45 seconds to play; and sends shivers down your spine? The answer, of course, is Taps. The sound of Taps has been...
Honoring America’s truest heroes

Honoring America’s truest heroes

For the first time in a few years, I was unable to help place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. Unfortunately I had to work, and I really feel like I’ve missed out on something special. The cemetery has...
 

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