Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A friend of mine and I always joke that when we die, just tie us on one of our horses and send us away into the sunset; my other friend commented, "What about your poor horse?" While it sounded romantic, I guess its not being very practical, so this would be my next choice....
"Contrary to popular belief, the Evergreen Cemetery has many remaining lots available for purchase. It has been estimated that the cemetery has another 100 years of sales available. There are many attractive areas available with different price ranges for full burial, cremation burial, or aboveground burial. The cemetery has a Veterans' Section where veterans can be buried with their family members.
There are sites still available in original sections of the cemetery close to the gatehouse and close to where Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Since the cemetery is located on the highest ground in the town, scenic views of the Round Tops are visible from the southwest areas in the original cemetery."
Did you know there are some pretty famous people buried here? Among them are Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, Marianne Moore,Poet; one of America's greatest literary figures and in her latter years became a cultural icon; Edward S. Plank "Gettysburg Eddie"; Gettysburg native, Eddie Plank, one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in the history of baseball. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 and was voted one of the top 100 players of the century by The Sporting News.