The Evergreen Cemetery Association is planning a special short presentation of Civil War Service markers to be held near the cemetery flagpole on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in the Evergreen Cemetery located at Main St., Keeseville.
During 2011 through 2015, North Country Communities are recognizing the sacrifices that affected this area during the Civil War. The Evergreen Cemetery has 55-plus Civil War Veterans buried there.
June Venette of the association said that they are grateful to Greg Furness’s initiative in furnishing the first 16 GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) markers for the gravesites of the Civil War Servicemen.
Venette also said that the Evergreen Cemetery Association would like to thank The Woodsmen of the World for their continued generosity in donating the American Flags to all of our deceased Armed Force Service Members, including the Keeseville BPOE #2072 and the Keeseville VFW Post 1505, who donated the remaining markers for these historical sites.
“We are very appreciative that the Elks and the VFW have come forward to remember these servicemen from 150 years ago,” She added