Elizabeth Thorn, acting caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery from 1862-1865 while her husband Peter served in the Union Army. In the weeks after the battle of Gettysburg she single-handedly buried ninety one dead soldiers. She dug some graves while six months pregnant. Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

Elizabeth Thorn, acting caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery from 1862-1865 while her husband Peter served in the Union Army. In the weeks after the battle of Gettysburg she single-handedly buried ninety one dead soldiers. She dug some graves while six months pregnant. Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

My father passed away two weeks before my wedding and a week before I graduated, but we were still able to have a hospital ceremony so he could give me away. It feels like my chest weighs a thousand pounds but I’ll make you proud, Dad.

My father passed away two weeks before my wedding and a week before I graduated, but we were still able to have a hospital ceremony so he could give me away. It feels like my chest weighs a thousand pounds but I’ll make you proud, Dad.