For decades a group has gathered at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery early on Easter morning.
The sunrise service, which has become an area tradition for some in Franklin County, marked its 71st year Sunday.
Easter Sunrise service celebrates resurrection, tradition – Roanoke Times_ Franklin County News
The Roanoke Times featured Evergreen Memorial Trust in an article revealing the affect winter weather has on funeral services. Read the Full article in the link below.
Snow tampers with timing of last goodbyes – Roanoke Times_ Local News
In observance of Memorial Day, members of VFW Post 1264 will place flags on the graves of veterans in Evergreen Burial Park beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday May 25, 2012. The cadets of the Patrick Henry High School ROTC under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Steven Boyd will assist, weather permitting.
An estimated 4000 veterans are buried at Evergreen, including Russell William “Jack” Ingram and Rudy Obenchain who were killed on D-Day and Andre Portevin Fallwell who penned “Lest We Forget,” the poem engraved on the Veterans Memorial in Lee Plaza.
Evergreen Burial Park is located between the Wasena and Raleigh Court neighborhoods in southwest Roanoke City.
For further information contact Donald E. Wilson.