Saturday

Bring History To Life at Evergreen Cemetery

For almost 20 years residents at Evergreen Cemetery come to life for our Annual Walking Tour. We are recruiting volunteers to join and expand our "cast of characters" for 2019.

VOLUNTEER HISTORIC 

CHARACTERS AND TOUR GUIDES 2019



Evergreen Heritage Supports Restoration Projects at Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries
If you have ever toiled with the idea of joining Evergreen Heritage and bringing to life one of the historic characters who now lay at rest in Evergreen Cemetery, you will be excited to know of the new project we are offering this summer.

This January, Evergreen Heritage will start recruiting volunteers to join our current cast of historic residents.  You too can learn to bring to life residents from Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries. Your participation will allow us to create additional historic tours in addition to our Annual walking tour. With your help, we can keep our amazing history alive.

Those who are interested will submit their choice of historic person to our committee. Each applicant will conduct their own research and develop a 10-minute presentation. We will assist with research suggestions and costuming to help you create the most authentic portrayal as possible. For those who truly wish to dig deep into research, a class will be offered at a minimal cost to help guide you through the process and teach you the process of the actual performance.

In late spring, you will present your character to the committee. The committee will give you feedback so that you are ready to present for any tours that occur from late spring into early summer.

We look forward to working with you as you help others to remember our history. It is you who will bring history to life at Evergreen Cemetery and honor those who help us make us who we are.


TOUR GUIDE DOCENTS

If being a performer is not for you, but you still wish to volunteer, we will also be recruiting for Tour Guides.  You will offer guided group tours through Evergreen Cemetery, and possibly Fairview Cemetery. Evergreen Heritage will provide you with an overall history of the cemetery and will create a tour route. We will also provide information on historic residents and monuments.

Guide docents will share this knowledge of Evergreen Cemetery to our summer visitors. We will be promoting these private tours during the summer and hope you will assist us in volunteering as a tour guide.

Please submit your choice of historic character no later than March 15th.

Looking forward to this new program for 2019!

Thank you
Dianne Hartshorn, Director



Thursday

Wreaths Across America-2019


 Please select your cemetery of choice from the menu at the top of the page!

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Thank you so much for supporting the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society ka Evergreen Heritage. 
Please purchase wreaths through the specific links for Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries.
Thank you!
To purchase wreaths for Fairview Cemetery through Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society please use this link!

CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO SPONSOR EITHER FAIRVIEW OR EVERGREEN CEMETERIES

Saturday

Wreaths Across America- December 14, 2019





 Please select your cemetery of choice from the menu at the top of the page!

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM, Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society (CO0067P) will be helping Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society and Wreaths Across America!
Please purchase wreaths through the specific links for Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries.
Thank you!
To purchase wreaths for Fairview Cemetery through Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society please use this link!




Evergreen Cemetery Wreaths Across America




Monday

18th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour


2018 Annual Historic Walking Tour-September 8, 2018



  • WHAT: EVERGREEN CEMETERY HISTORIC WALKING TOUR
               WHEN: September 8, 2018
                    9:30am to 12:30-last tour leaves at 12:30pm -tours leave every 10-15 minutes

               WHERE: EVERGREEN CEMETERY
                    1005 HANCOCK EXPRESSWAY  CSC 80903
  • COST: $8 per person-kids 12 and under FREE

Evergreen Heritage (formally Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society) is proud to host the annual Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour.

Join us for our once a year tour as you are guided through historic Evergreen Cemetery where you will meet and listen to the stories from a few of the local residents who make Evergreen Cemetery their home.

The tour is over 2 miles and will take approximately two hours.

Proceeds from this event benefit preservation projects at Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries.For

For more information please call Evergreen Cemetery at 385-6251

Tuesday

Taphophile Tuesday:Bryan "Bud" Salladay

Taphophile Tuesday:


One of our Colorado native and young war veterans, Bryan "Bud" Salladay. Bryan was born in 1896 and was #10 of 12 children born to Lounis and Victoria Salladay. They resided in Falcon, Colorado for a number of years then moved to Black Forest. At age 22, in April of 1918 he enlisted and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army. He was immediately sent to Ft. Lee in Virginia for training with the 349th Motor Supply Train, then on to France during the final months of World War I.
Here comes the history lesson...
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100 years ago, in 1918, the world faced a pandemic called the Spanish Influenza (so called because reports of mass illness first appeared in Spanish newspapers The countries involved in the war didn’t want to announce the mass casualties from this illness because it would show weakness, Spain was a neutral country and was able to do so) Within months this flu had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. It struck fast and was indiscriminate. Unusually, it proved deadliest to healthy young adults, with nearly half of all deaths striking those between the ages of 20-40 years old. In just one year the average life expectancy in America dropped by 12 years, according to the US National Archives.
This deadly illness took hold as World War I ended and killed an estimated 50 million people globally. By concentrating millions of troops, it created ideal circumstances for the development of more aggressive strains of the virus to be spread. Our Bryan contracted this flu and died on October 18, 1918... just 3 weeks shy of him seeing Armistice Day. This flu went on to kill almost *three times* more people than the 17 million soldiers and civilians killed during World War I.
Bryan was brought back after the War was over, along with 27 other boys from our region. His funeral was held at the lovely Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, on June 19, 1921. He's located in block 56❤️