The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor bestowed by the United States Government on any member of the military. As part of our annual Memorial Day Celebration, there will be a walking tour of Evergreen Washelli that will take you to the graves of the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients who rest with us here. It will be led by David Bloch, whose father, Orville Emil Bloch, received the medal for his actions in Italy in 1944.
Evergreen Washelli is the final resting place for seven recipients of the CMOH: two were awarded in peacetime to sailors (Emil Fredreksen and Harry Delmar Fadden); one to a Marine for his actions in China during the Boxer Rebellion (William Charlie Horton); two to soldiers for their heroism in World War II (William Kenzo Nakamura, who was killed in action, and Orville Emil Bloch); and two to soldiers who died in the War in Vietnam (Louis Albanese and Robert Leisy).
The tour will start at the Doughboy Statue in Washelli Veterans Cemetery and is scheduled to commence at 3:15PM. We invite you to take the tour, see the grounds and pay your respects to these selfless men. A donation of $5.00 per person is suggested.