Many Alaska Native gravesites in Juneau are overgrown and all but forgotten. Tlingit storyteller and cemetery caretaker Bob Sam hopes to change that.
Juneauites gathered for two separate memorials on Thursday to commemorate the centennial of the Princess Sophia tragedy.
Memorial Day observances were held at Evergreen Cemetery, Alaskan Memorial Park and Southeast Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Park on Monday.
Mark Whitman has an annual tradition on May 18, the day a prominent Juneau man died. He goes down to Evergreen Cemetery, finds a specific grave marker, and smokes a cigar. He’ s remembering how the generosity of a person known as China Joe had such a huge impact over our early city.
A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change.
Around 25 people gathered at the Evergreen Cemetery on Friday afternoon to remember local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Juneau held three services to commemorate those who made ultimate sacrifice
Two observances are scheduled in Juneau for Memorial Day
A large Sitka spruce tree toppled over in Juneau’s Evergreen Cemetery during a storm that blew through Southeast Alaska Tuesday.
Small American flags and flowers decorate Juneau grave sites as families and friends observe Memorial Day at two locations in Juneau.