Evergreen Cemetery has the honor of being the final resting place of American Veterans having served in conflicts from the Second Seminole War in 1835 through the First Gulf War in 1990.
The understated markers belie rich stories of service and valor. Vice Admiral Harry L. Harty is one of five flag officers interred at Evergreen. Vice Admiral Harty served in three wars from WWII through Viet Nam and was decorated for his unique service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Major General Albert Blanding received the Distinguished Service Medal for combat in World War I and was Chief of the National Guard Bureau for President Franklin Roosevelt. In 2012 General Blanding was named a Great Floridian.
Marine Corporal Milton Lewis gave his life in the service of his country during WWII. He received the Navy Cross posthumously for valor in action against Imperial Japan during the Battle of Tulagi in the Pacific.
Lt. Charles M. Cannon with the 27th Bombardment Group was taken prisoner during the defense of the Philippines in the first months after Pearl Harbor. He later died at the infamous Ichioka Prison Hospital near Osaka, Japan in 1943.
These brave Americans and literally hundreds of other men and women veterans have taken their final rest at Evergreen.