To fund a monument to honor past, current and future generations of United States Military Service Veterans at Gainesville’s Historic Evergreen Cemetery.
The Objective of the Monument Campaign
To remember and recognize U.S. veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our country with a monument honoring their contributions and by providing a special place for their eternal rest adjacent to the monument.
Make a Difference
Your gift to the Historic Evergreen Cemetery Veterans Monument and Veterans Yard project celebrates the legacy of all U.S. Veterans.
The 164-year old cemetery is already the final resting place for more than 1,100 veterans. These veterans served during times of peace, as well as in every conflict from the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) through recent engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. By creating a designated area in the Cemetery for future veteran burials, we are ensuring that there will always be a revered final-resting place for these treasured Americans.
A serene site for the Veterans Monument and Veterans Yard has been selected, which will not only be a place of reflection, peace and tranquility, but also be a place of patriotic celebration. Evergreen Cemetery annually hosts ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day to pay tribute to members of our armed forces and their families. When this project is completed, these special events and others will take place at this place of honor and remembrance.
See a short video overview of the actual proposed monument area. The yellow ribbon marks the large tree indicated on the map.
Not only will your donation help to erect this monument at Evergreen Cemetery, as well as enhance surrounding landscaping, but will also provide for its continued care and maintenance.
We hope you consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc. Your gift will help us build the Veterans Monument and Veterans Yard at the historic Evergreen Cemetery and will show your respect for those who served our country so unselfishly.