WWII Pearl Harbor Sailor to be laid to rest, Evergreen Cemetery, August 13, 2016
The England family, Evergreen Cemetery, and the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society cordially invite you to join us in honoring John Charles England, whose remains will be laid to rest after 75 years.
John Charles England, a 20 years old Navy ensign, woke that Sunday morning filled with anticipation. His young bride and three week old daughter, who he had yet to meet, were on their way to visit from the states. The exact date was December 7, 1941.
JC England was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma when Pearl Harbor was attacked. JC rescued three of his shipmates before he perished.
His remains rested in an unmarked grave in the National Cemetery in Hawaii for 75 years. Through the diligence of his granddaughter Bethany and others involved in the long process of identifying those remains, JC will finally be laid to rest next to his parents buried at Evergreen Cemetery.
Join us on Saturday August 13th, as the John Charles England family, Evergreen Cemetery and the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society turn back the clocks of time to 1941 as we honor the bravery of JC England and the persistence of his family and celebrate the greatest generation.
Refreshments and celebration of JC England to follow at the Evergreen Chapel
When: Saturday August 13th, 2016
What: JC England Graveside Interment
Where: Evergreen Cemetery
Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society
1005 Hancock Expressway
Colorado Springs, CO 80903